The holiday season in Texas is drawing near and it is not unusual to have a cocktail at a holiday party or champagne to ring in the New Year. However, police in Texas will be on the lookout over the coming holiday season for drunk drivers.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with police around the country in a campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign will span from December 18, 2020 to January 1, 2021. The aim of the campaign is to prevent drunk driving, which is especially prevalent during the holiday season.
Drunk driving in Texas has serious penalties
If you are charged with DUI this holiday season, you can expect to face serious penalties. If it is your first offense, you could lose your license for one year, be fined up to $2,000 and spend up to 180 days in jail. If it is your second offense you could lose your license for two years, be fined up to $4,000 and spend one month to 12 months in jail. If it is your third offense, you could lose your license for two years, be fined $10,000 and spend two to 10 years in prison.
Take DUIs in Texas seriously
As this shows, the penalties for DUI in Texas are serious and could impact you for the rest of your life. So, if you are charged with DUI over this holiday season, you will want to take action to develop a solid defense strategy that leads to a reduction in charges or having the charges against you dropped altogether. Many people in such situations choose to work with criminal defense attorneys, so they can better understand their rights and options.