DUI on Thanksgiving Weekend

Police are actively looking for DUI drivers on Thanksgiving weekend. Law enforcement in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola, and Volusia County will be out in force making sure the streets are safe for families travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you are travelling in Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Longwood, Altamonte Springs or Winter Springs or going out of Central Florida, please make sure you follow all traffic laws and do not drink and drive!

According to the United States Government, DUI arrests rise between Thanksgiving and Christmas due to a variety of reasons. Holiday parties, happy hours, and increased depression and anxiety have led to more people during the holiday season to drink alcohol. Statistics from many states highlight the fact that many car accidents during Thanksgiving Weekend are alcohol related.

Please remember there are many families travelling with minor children this weekend to see family, go to Disney and to Universal Studios. Traffic on our roads may be heavy at times and it pays to be more cautious than usual in light of traffic conditions and the holiday season. Black Friday will bring a ton of drivers out on Friday to shop for Christmas due to the huge sales.

The Umansky Law Firm wishes our Central Florida community a great Thanksgiving and cautions everyone to be careful on the road. If you or a loved one has had to much to drink at a football party, bar or night club this weekend, call a cab or have someone else drive.

If you get arrested for Drunk Driving this Thanksgiving weekend, please do not hesitate to call our DUI lawyers in Orlando or Winter Park area for an immediate consultation regarding your rights under Florida law. An experienced criminal defense attorney in Orlando can best advise you what your rights are during this traumatic ordeal.