How to avoid a Holiday DWI in Texas.
The key to avoiding a DWI arrest during the holidays is to find the right balance between having fun and driving home safely. That’s because a DWI arrest will cost you lots of money. Worse yet, it can have tragic consequences that may cost you years in jail.
For these reasons, police step up patrols looking for suspected drunk drivers during Christmas and New Years. They want to make sure people celebrate and have fun. But most important of all, they want to make sure no one is hurt or killed by a drunk driver.
However, there are practical ways to avoid a holiday DWI in San Antonio, Texas. Critically, we will show you the 6 most common mistakes people make that lead to a DWI arrest. Equally important, we will show you how to avoid these mistakes.
Finally, we will tell you about three important steps to take after a DWI arrest.
6 Tips for avoiding a Holiday DWI in Texas.
- Use a Rideshare Service. The best way to avoid a DWI is to not drive. You can do this by finding a sober ride such as Lyft or Uber.
- Eat before you drink. Never drink on an empty stomach. Food slows down how quickly your body absorbs alcohol. If you drink on an empty stomach, then you will get drunk quicker.
- Pace yourself. Avoid chugging beer and doing lots of shots of liquor. This is almost always a bad idea. If you do this, then your blood alcohol level will rise quickly. Consequently, you can go from being sober to being drunk in a short period of time.
- Don’t mix drugs and alcohol. Do not mix any type of drugs with alcohol. This applies not only to street drugs like cocaine, meth, and pot, but also to prescription medications like Oxycodone, Ativan, and Xanax. The results from these cocktails are unpredictable and dangerous.
- Consider your mental health. Avoid drinking if you are going through a major life event. For example, if you lost your job, are going through a divorce, or recently lost a loved one, then your mental health may affect how your body and mind respond to alcohol.
- Trust your judgment. If you do not feel ok to drive, then you probably aren’t ok to drive. Always err on the side of caution.
What should I do after a holiday DWI arrest in San Antonio, Texas?
You should do three things after a holiday DWI arrest in Texas. First, call a family member or friend and ask them to bond you out of jail. But do not talk about your case over the phone.
Next, request an ALR Hearing. The ALR Hearing is where and how you fight the license suspension from the DWI arrest. Of major interest, you have 15 days from the day you were arrested to request an ALR Hearing. If you do not request a hearing within 15 days, then DPS will automatically suspend your driver’s license after 40 days.
Finally, hire a DWI lawyer. Look for a lawyer with experience handling DWI cases that fits your budget. Most important of all, look for a lawyer you trust to handle your case.
San Antonio DWI Attorney Genaro R. Cortez.