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You may be too old to worry about overdoing it on Halloween candy, but Halloween may have an ever scarier trick in store for adults: an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Halloween parties and other festivities offer plenty of opportunities for celebrants to get themselves into downright spooky legal predicaments. And with potential criminal penalties for DUI arrests including jail time, costly fines, and a driver's license suspension, avoiding a DUI is certainly in your best interest.
How can you do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and avoid a Halloween DUI? Here are a few suggestions:
And one more reminder: Halloween and other holidays offer law enforcement a perfect opportunity to set up DUI checkpoints, which are often announced ahead of time. In case you're wondering: Yes, these checkpoints are legal (if conducted properly), and trying to challenge the legality of one in court is a long shot.
To learn more about DUI arrests, head over to FindLaw's section on DUI Law.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
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