Between the months of Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the Maryland Department of Transportation has a history of sending out additional state troopers to patrol the highways. If you’re planning to hit the roads for the holidays, you might want to ensure that you have a skilled DUI defense attorney in your back pocket in case you’re pulled over and arrested for a DUI. This is particularly important for individuals who are pulled over and refuse a breathalyzer in the state of Maryland, which comes with an automatic license suspension for 270 days. If you’re planning to spend the holidays away from your home this Christmas, read on to find out why you’ll need a DUI defense attorney.
Having a DUI Defense Attorney is Essential During the Holidays
It’s no secret that the Maryland State Police are putting in work to ensure that drunk drivers are off the roads. But, did you know that in 2020, approximately 3,563 arrests were made for DUI’s by the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort? If you ever find yourself pulled over during the holiday season and you’ve been drinking and driving, there’s a likely chance that you will face DUI charges. You’ll need to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys at Albers & Associates.
Extra Patrols Lead to More DUI Arrests
While you may think that you’ll be safe during the holidays because you’re taking back roads in Baltimore and avoiding the highways, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Extra patrols will very likely be located throughout Maryland in numerous areas, including random checkpoints. We’re predicting an uptick in DUI arrests this season as many fully vaccinated drivers will probably be more willing to spend time with their family and friends in comparison to last year. With an increase of patrols and an increase in the number of drivers on the road, there are going to be a lot of drivers who will need a solid DUI attorney in the upcoming months.
More Drivers Likely to Be Traveling This Year
Last year, the COVID-19 vaccine wasn’t fully available to everyone who wanted to receive it. However, with the state of Maryland officially having a 67% fully vaccinated population rate as of December 2021, there’s a likely chance that more drivers will be traveling this year in comparison to last year. With more drivers on the road traveling to-and-from their holiday party destinations, they will quickly get a DUI charge if they’re over the limit and pulled over by a police officer.
Albers & Associates is Your Experienced Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney
Albers & Associates is your highly experienced Baltimore criminal defense attorney. We can advocate on your behalf for the best possible resolution for your case. Our highly skilled legal team can expertly navigate your case and work with you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a consultation. You can also give us a call at our downtown Baltimore, MD office (410) 505-0671 or Dundalk, MD office (410) 505-7831.