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Are you prepared for the 4th of July weekend?

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   The fourth of July holiday is a time when many families and friends get together to celebrate. But nice weather, a party atmosphere and alcohol can add up to trouble. On this holiday weekend, state and local police are often on heightened alert for potential drunk driving and underage drinking.
   If you were pulled over and arrested for drinking and driving, you have legal rights. An arrest does not guarantee a conviction - talk to an attorney today about your next steps. Arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and learn your rights by filling out the form below now.


Take Precautions
   If you have plans to spend this holiday drinking with friends or family it's important to understand how alcohol can affect your judgment as a driver. Anyone with blood alcohol content measured at .08 or above is considered intoxicated in every state. You may reach this limit faster than you think, and even one drink could affect your ability to safely drive and react.


Law Enforcement is watching on the 4th
   During popular holidays such as July 4th, where there could be a higher number of inebriated drivers on the roads, the police are often paying close attention. This reality can make a driver more vulnerable to being stopped for routine violations such as an expired registration. So in addition to not driving while intoxicated, making sure your car registration is current could prevent an unnecessary detention from a police officer. Plus, many states increase the number of roadside DUI checkpoints during holidays


Breaking Minor Traffic Laws can have Big Consequences
   Besides any car registration issues, officers are also much more aware of even the most minor traffic infractions during the July 4th holiday. Many DUI arrests begin with a stop for a minor infraction.
   People who speed or drive too slowly might catch the eye of an officer looking to pull someone over. Even drivers who don't signal when turning or switching lanes may alert a police officer that intoxication could be a factor.
   Since many people tend to consume alcohol during this holiday, law enforcement is more sensitive than usual to any suspicious behavior. Therefore, more drivers may be pulled over for breathalyzer tests to help make sure the roads are safe for everyone.


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