Summer is officially upon us, and Key West is one of the best places to be to enjoy the extra hours of sunshine and casual summer nights! Not surprisingly, local police are especially vigilant in the summer months for any driver that looks like he or she may have had one too many drinks before getting behind the wheel. Even the slightest suggestion of intoxication will lead a police officer to start a full scale DUI investigation.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how you can enjoy your summer and keep your record clean:
• Plan accordingly: While not always possible when an after work happy hour turns into an all night affair, the better prepared you are for an evening, the less likely you are to get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t. For instance, if it is a night at a friend’s house, consider staying over there. Or if you are attending an event at a hotel, get a room for the night. Not only will planning help you avoid any issues with authorities, but it will also make the night more fun, because you won’t have to worry about getting home!
• Taxi: Transportation options abound these days, and if you know you are drinking, you should take advantage of these reasonably-priced sober ride options. Before heading out for the day or night, be sure to take down the phone number for a taxi—the more available these rides are, the more likely you are to use them.
• Designated Driver: Rotate who remains sober for the day or night with your friends that you usually go out with. A cheap and easy option, a designated driver is always an easy way to go!
All the options listed above are much cheaper than having to deal with a Key West DUI. If you have recently been charged with a DUI, do not hesitate to give local attorney Alan Fowler a call today. There are viable defenses available to you, and Alan can help. Your first consultation with Alan Fowler is always on the house, so be sure to give him a call today to discuss your case further at 305.912.2516.