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Memorial Day DWIs

Memorial Day is generally considered the prelude to summer and many spend this extended weekend barbequing, swimming, tanning in the sun, and enjoying some cocktails. Unfortunately, this holiday weekend is also a time when law enforcement cracks down on DWIs and, as such, the statistics for DWI-related arrests experience a serious surge. In 2016, an enforcement campaign in New York dedicated to putting an end to Memorial Day DWIs issued 11,946 citations, 224 of which were for drunk driving. Given how heavily monitored the roads will be this weekend, and on holiday weekends in general, it is important to know what to do if you end up facing these serious charges.

The Statistics

You might be wondering why there is so much concern revolving around this particular holiday weekend. After all, with holidays like New Year’s and Christmas, where drinking is practically a tradition, Memorial Day hardly seems worrisome. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, however, Memorial Day weekend is the most fatal holiday in the country with Labor Day, Independence Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Christmas following in that order. This is, in part, due to the fact that people are more likely to go out when the weather is warmed up, which explains why New Year’s ranks so low.

What Should I Do?

With law enforcement cracking down on DWIs during this notoriously dangerous holiday, the chances of getting stopped for a suspected DWI are high. If you get arrested, the first thing you need to do is hire a qualified criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected and proper protocols are being followed. The law can be confusing and the stakes are too high for you to gamble on your future.

DWI Attorney in Rochester

Whether you are a first-time offender, or you have faced DWI charges before, this is undoubtedly an overwhelming and frightening situation to find yourself in. At King Law, our lead attorney has a proven track record of success and is dedicated to providing clients the aggressive legal advocacy they deserve. Do not leave the outcome of your case up to chance.

Get started on safeguarding your future and call our office today at (585) 286-5124 to schedule a free initial case evaluation.