delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law
delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law
delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law
delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law

Holiday Drunk Driving in Delaware County.
By Christopher A. Hemmel, Esq,
Delaware County DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Now that we have all finished our Thanksgiving turkey, done our crazy Black Friday shopping and are snacking on the leftovers, it’s time to turn our attention to holiday parties and celebrations.  For many holiday partiers, wine and beer are part of any festivities. 

But be on the lookout for Delaware County DUI checkpoints this season.  The police in Delaware County and the surrounding areas are keeping a lookout for holiday partiers who have had a little too much to drink. 

In my practice as a Delaware County DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer, I often counsel my clients on how to steer clear of DUI problems, and how to avoid being arrested and charged with a DUI offense in Delaware County. 

First and foremost, know when to say “when”.  Know when to stop drinking during the holiday party.  Be aware of your own tolerance. If you start to feel the effects of alcohol after three drinks, stop at one.  If you going to drink at a holiday party, have your drink at the beginning of the party, and then have water, tea, coffee or soda during the remainder of the party, so that you are sober and safe when you get behind the wheel. 

Another safe idea is to go to the party with a friend, who is also your designated driver.  Then you can drink without worrying about the consequences of a Delaware County DUI charge. 

Lastly, a policy of simply not drinking when you will be doing any driving is the safest course of all.  Since a blood alcohol content of only .08 is all that is needed to convict a driver of DUI in Delaware County, and in all of Pennsylvania, you are safest not doing the drinking at the party.  Either have the designated driver take the wheel or stick with the non-alcoholic drinks this holiday. 

For more information, contact Delaware County DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher A. Hemmel at 610-724-3382.