The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner, which means lots of traveling. In fact, according to AAA, it is predicted that almost 50 million travelers will take to the roads to visit friends and family for the holiday. This number of travelers is “2.8 percent more than last year.” With so many travelers, this often means more police cars patrolling the roads. This means it is important to use extra caution when driving, not only to avoid accidents with so many drivers on the road, but also to avoid traffic violations or criminal charges.
Follow Traffic Laws
Avoiding a Thanksgiving weekend traffic ticket means making sure you obey traffic laws. This means:
- Watch your speed: follow marked speed limits as officers will be watching for speeding.
- Pay attention to traffic signals: make sure you are focused on your driving, so you avoid running red lights or stop signs.
- Wear your seatbelt: remember that in California, it is required by law to wear your seatbelt. Don't get lax about this rule because it's the Holidays, make sure everyone is buckled to avoid a ticket and stay safe.
Traffic violations can be costly and affect your driving record—contacting a knowledgeable California traffic violation defense attorney, who understands the possible defenses available can help in your situation.
Don't Drink and Drive
Holidays like Thanksgiving often include drinking as people celebrate together. But it is important to make sure that you do not drink and drive. Make plans beforehand—choose a designated driver or make plans to stay overnight—so you aren't on the road while under the influence. A DUI charge can lead to very serious consequences such as incarceration, hefty fines, and record which have a negative impact on your personal, professional, and future life.
Talk to a Skilled Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
If your Thanksgiving holiday doesn't go as planned and you receive a traffic ticket or a DUI charge, be sure to reach out to the experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at The Kann California Defense Group. We have years of experience handling both traffic violations, including commercial traffic tickets, and DUI cases and will work hard to defend your rights. For more information about your legal rights and defense options, please call us today at 888-744-7730 for a free and confidential consultation.