Kansas DUI Defense Attorney Recommends You Bring Home Candy this Halloween, Not a Kansas DUI

Halloween can be a “spook”tacular time of year. Even the sternest of grown-ups find it difficult to resist taking part in this holiday full of costumes and candy, pranks and pumpkins. It may be even fair to say that adults enjoy this holiday as much or even more than children. While Halloween can be a perfect time for an adult to let his or hair down and act like a kid playing dress up again, it is also a time for an adult to remember his or her responsibilities.

Halloween has become a holiday known for partying and drinking, which means it has also become infamous for DUIs as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween has become a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers and the increased number of pedestrians. Therefore, pre-Halloween is a great time to remind oneself of the realities of drinking and driving. Remember, it only take one drink too many to have an otherwise enchanting evening turn into something that resembles more of a grisly nightmare.

To ensure that you and all of the children out trick-or-treating make it home safely, follow these tips for a DUI-free Halloween:

  • Make a plan for the evening: Before heading out for the evening, make sure you determine how you will getting home. Do you plan to abstain from drinking or will you taking alternate transportation? If you plan to take a cab, have the numbers of a few companies in your wallet. Having a designated driver is another great option as well.
  • Have a back-up plan: Sometimes, even the most well thought out plans fail. Maybe you planned that your friend would serve as your designated driver, but he or she comes down with the flu at the last minute and cannot attend the party. This is why it is important to have a backup plan. A backup plan can be as simple as call a cab, spend the night with the host or spend the evening at a hotel. The good news is that all of these options are less costly than a DUI.
  • Have an insurance policy: If you are concerned that after a few drinks you may change your mind and think that you are okay to drive, you are not alone. Alcohol has a way of making people think that they are okay, when in fact they are quite impaired. If you think this could happen to you take a cab or ride with a friend to the party. This way you will cannot be tempted to drive.
  • Slow down, especially on residential streets: As you make your way around town this Halloween you need to be on the watch for the countless number of kids that will be trick-or-treating. Even the most sober of drivers, need to be on the watch for children, sometimes in dark costumes, who may have the tendency to cross in the middle of a street or even walk in the roadway.

If you are arrested for DUI this Halloween, make the right decision and contact an experienced Kansas DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Charles E. Whitman of the Whitman Law Offices has more than three decades of experience representing persons charged with driving under the influence. At the Whitman Law Offices you will receive quality representation from a seasoned Kansas DUI Defense Attorney. To schedule a free and confidential consultation today, contact the Whitman Law Offices at (785) 843-9460. There is no reason to delay contacting The Whitman Law Offices, arrangements can be made to visit you in jail if necessary.

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