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The holiday season is in full force with gatherings, parties, and the like. And law enforcement is ready to strike on anyone they believe to be drinking and driving. For those who do enjoy to go out and get together with friends and family for the holiday season, there are a few things you want to be cautious about when you do.

Knowing how to stay out of trouble can be the best way to avoid a serious criminal charge. However, if for some reason you are wrongfully arrested, I’m the Farmington Hills DUI lawyer you need on your side to defend your rights.

Plan Ahead

Get together with your friends and family and designate someone to be the sober driver. If you plan on drinking, it’s a good plan to have at least one person with you who doesn’t. Of course, there’s still the risk of a public intoxication charge, so go straight from your destination home.

Take a Cab or Ride Service

Use a taxi or Uber or Lyft vehicle to get to and from your destination. This prevents you from actually driving and getting caught with a DUI charge. If you’re out with friends, you can split the cost of this service as well and get everyone home safely.

Know What Your Rights Are

One of the biggest problems people run into—even when they’re not drinking—is they’re unsure of what to do when they encounter law enforcement. Even sober people react in a negative manner when they feel they have been targeted. Unfortunately, that reaction can do more harm than good.

You have rights, but if you react in an aggressive, defensive, or combative manner, you’ll probably give the officer more reason to try and arrest you. If you’re pulled over or confronted, remember these steps:

  • Remain calm and answer only the questions you need to
  • Avoid saying things that can be construed as an admission of guilt
  • Keep your sentences brief and if you’re unsure of what to say, you can politely refuse to answer
  • Request to speak with an attorney

I’m Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, and I’ve been a Farmington Hills DUI lawyer for nearly two decades. When it comes to defending your rights, I know how to position your case in the most favorable manner possible. Trust me when you’ve been arrested and need someone on your side.

Speak with me about your case today. Call (248) 599-0054.

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