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‘Tis the season for eggnog, champagne, mulled wine and Driving Under the Influence.  The holiday season is the time of merriment, joy and sometimes unwanted stress.  When traveling the roads of Chester County and Montgomery County, please be sure that you are not getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.  Many people travel long distances on unfamiliar roads to visit friends and family members that they have not seen in a while and partake in a libation or two or five in the tradition of old Fezziwig from A Christmas Carol.  But unlike the horse and buggy days where the horse can get you home no matter how inebriated you might be, when operating a vehicle, you should have nothing in your system.  State and local police will be on extra patrols and on the lookout for the potential inebriated driver.  It is very important that if you consume alcohol in any vast quantities, that you do not get behind the wheel of a car as you are putting yourself and others in great danger – as well as opening yourself up to the possibility of being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

If you do find yourself pulled over by the police and the red lights behind you are not from Rudolph’s nose, but a passing patrol car, I strongly suggest that you contact a lawyer with experience in criminal defense matters that can assist you through these holiday trials.

We at OWM Law wish you a very happy and safe holiday season, and if you find yourself facing criminal charges, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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DISCLAIMER: The contents of this blog are not legal advice, and are not to be used for that purpose.  If you charged with a criminal offense, you should contact a lawyer immediately in the order to ensure that your rights are protected.  Thomas P. McCabe, Esquire is a licensed Pennsylvania lawyer, and does not purport to comment on any other jurisdiction in the United States of America. 

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