The holidays are quickly approaching. This means a frantic time of buying presents for loved ones, attending parties, making travel plans, baking, and more. It’s a favorite time of year for many because it’s a time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the coming one. However, during this festive time of year, it can also be quite easy to let your guard down, get caught up in the moment, and drink too much. While this by itself is fine, it’s when you make that fateful decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive while intoxicated that your life (and perhaps someone else’s life) can change forever.
ASAP Bail Bonds is a local bail bond company serving Gwinnett, Barrow, Cobb, and Walton Counties. We offer superb bail bond services, ensuring you understand the process and all it entails every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been arrested, you can call us 24/7. We’ll ask a few questions and then start the paperwork. Once your fee has been paid (which is a small percentage of your bond), you or your loved one will quickly be set free. We also offer free warrant checks so you’ll have peace of mind knowing if you have an outstanding warrant against you. Below, we’ll offer up tips on how to avoid a DUI during the holidays. Contact our local bail bond company to get started today!
TIPS TO AVOID A DUI DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Don’t Drink and Drive
The absolute best way to avoid a DUI during the holidays is just not to drink at all. While this is counterintuitive at a party, you can still have a good time. You can bring your own non-alcoholic beverages of choice to enjoy. Too many people believe that if they “just have one drink,” or they stop drinking early that they will be fine to drive. However, most people don’t know their true threshold, and you may not think you are drunk. Drinking at a holiday party is just not worth the risk of getting a DUI and facing life-long consequences because of it.
Appoint a Designated Driver
Many people go out with their friends and forget to appoint a designated driver. So what can happen is everyone starts drinking before they realize that one of them was not supposed to. This can lead to one person deciding to stop drinking, but they are still legally drunk because they have already drunk too much. Thus, anytime you go out with friends, take turns being the designated driver.
Use a Ride Service
Many people bemoan the idea of using a ride service, such as Uber or Lyft, because it will cost them extra, especially at the time of night when there is a high demand, between midnight and 3 A.M. Trust us when we say that any price is worth paying over getting a DUI, possibly hurting yourself or others, totalling your car, and facing stiff fines, being arrested, and going to jail. If you forgot to appoint a designated driver, fork over the cash and call for a cab or rideshare instead.
Many people find themselves in hot water by not planning ahead. They attend a holiday party, drink too much, don’t have a designated driver, have to wait two hours for an Uber, and the bar they are at closes in 20 minutes. It is in these times when our judgement is clouded by alcohol that life-changing mistakes can be made. By planning ahead for your holiday party, you’ll avoid this pitfall. You can book a hotel room within walking distance of the venue or stay with a friend.
Host a Holiday Party Instead
One of the best ways to avoid a DUI is to take out the driving altogether by hosting a holiday party at your home. While hosting a party can be a lot of work, it is nice to know you can enjoy yourself fully without having to watch your alcoholic intake. In addition, you can help others who attend your party by offering them a place to stay the night. Many people feel more comfortable staying with someone they know so they will forego driving. By doing this, you are helping to save lives.
CHOOSE ASAP BAIL BONDS TODAY
ASAP Bail Bonds serves Gwinnett, Barrow, Cobb, and Walton Counties with the best bail bonds. Our bail bondsmen have years of experience helping those who have been arrested and their loved ones through the bail bond process. We can answer your most frequently asked questions such as, “Do I get my bail money back?” or “How long does the bail bond process take?” as well as get you started. Surprisingly, the bail bond process is not too complicated once you understand it.
To get the bail bond process started, you call our local bail bond company. We will ask you a few questions such as what jail you are in and what crime you are being charged with. In addition, we’ll walk you through the steps of paying our fee (which is a small percentage of the bail set against you) and go over any possible collateral that may be needed. Once that has been done, we’ll get the paperwork started for you so that we can get you or your loved out of jail as quickly as possible. As long as all of your court dates are met, you will owe us nothing more.
Our bail bond company is passionate about helping you through this process. We are available 24 hours a day, and you can call any time with questions. We offer support throughout the bail bond process, as well as afterwards. We can recommend legal counsel or just lend a compassionate ear. In addition, we offer free warrant searches. Whether you are in need of a felony or misdemeanor bail bond, we can help. We pride ourselves on our quick and reliable bail bonds. Don’t delay. Call us today!