Independence Day is just around the corner! The 4th of July holiday traditionally includes BBQs and parties with family and friends, which often include alcohol as a part of the celebration.
Due to the likelihood of alcohol involved in Ventura 4th of July celebrations, police officers are often out in full force to check for drivers who drink then choose to drive. This is because traditionally, 4th of July has been a day with increased car accidents due to driving while intoxicated.
California Vehicle Code 23152 sections (a) and (b) specifically state “(a)it is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle [and] (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” A DUI conviction can make your life extremely difficult as it can impact your ability to drive, result in fines and jail time, and can impact your ability to remain employed or hold certain types of jobs.
To avoid these types of consequences, if your plans include alcohol during your 4th of July celebrations, make sure that you have arrangements ahead of time to get home safely, without driving. This can include having a designated driver, using a ride-share app such as Uber or Lyft, or staying in the neighborhood so you are within walking distance of home. Remember that it is likely there will be increased police officers out on patrol or even DUI checkpoints set up to keep intoxicated drivers off the road.
If you are arrested for DUI, it is crucial that you contact an experienced Ventura DUI defense attorney immediately. At the Kann California Law Group, we have the experience you need when facing DUI charges. Call our toll-free number 888-744-7730 or contact us through our online contact form today to set up a free case consultation.