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Examining DUI Arrests During Summer Months 

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Examining DUI Arrests During Summer MonthsWith the summer months officially in full bloom, local law enforcement officials are on the lookout for inebriated drivers. It should come as no surprise that the number of DUI arrests is much higher during summer months when compared to other times of the year. A DUI can significantly impact your employment opportunities, approval for housing options, and ability to drive. Below we will take a deeper look into alarming statistics on drinking and driving during the summer, while also examining how a DUI could impact your livelihood.  If you are facing DUI charges, it is critically important to speak with a qualified legal professional immediately. 

Increased Surveillance for Summertime Drinking and Driving 

With so many people out enjoying various forms of outdoor recreation, there are bound to be an increased number of drunk drivers on the road during summer months. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Fourth of July represents one of the most dangerous days with regard to drunk driving. In 2017, 237 people were fatally injured in car accidents involving drunk drivers on the holiday. Recognizing this fact, law enforcement officials throughout the U.S. ramp up their surveillance for inebriated driving. 

In many cases, increased surveillance comes in the form of DUI checkpoints. It should be noted that it is not illegal for a person to turn around and avoid a checkpoint, as long as the turn is executed in a legal fashion. It is also important to note that it is not a criminal offense to refuse chemical testing, but the driver will face a one-year license suspension. The driver will be eligible for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit. 

In the event that you are ultimately charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Even a first-time DUI represents a Class A misdemeanor and a mark on your criminal record. 

Contact an Oak Brook DUI Defense Lawyer

At McMahon Law Offices, we are prepared to represent our clients to the best of our ability. We pride ourselves on our ability to work in conjunction with our clients, as we develop a comprehensive defense strategy that will equip you with the highest possible likelihood of avoiding a conviction. If a conviction is unavoidable, we will work to minimize your punishment and guide you through the license reinstatement process. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled Will County criminal defense attorney, call us today at 630-953-4400

Sources

https://www.nhtsa.gov/drunk-driving/july-4th-celebrate-americasafe-and-sober

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf

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