The Holidays Are Prime Time for DUI Arrests - Know Your Rights if You Are Charged with a DUI

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Erie PA DUI Attorney Grant C. Travis Reminds Drivers to Learn Their Rights if Arrested for Drunk Driving or DUI

Christmas, New Year’s, and the festivities surrounding the holidays often encourage alcohol consumption. The police know this and put extra patrols on the road to catch those who celebrated a bit too much. Local and state police use saturation patrols and road blocks to target drinking drivers.

Attorney Grant C. Travis reminds drivers about the stepped up enforcement by the police this time of year. “My hope is that if a person believes they have had too much to drink, that they call a friend for a ride,” Attorney Travis said. While calling a friend or ordering a cab is a good choice, Attorney Travis said that he knows that sometimes that choice is not made.

“Once a person is stopped for DUI, they quickly realize the seriousness of the situation,” says Attorney Travis. Drivers may be asked to perform field sobriety tests, handcuffed, have their blood drawn, and potentially jailed.

Once a person has been charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, they are now facing numerous penalties including loss of driver’s license, fines, jail, and potentially a permanent criminal record. The penalties vary based upon factors such as what led to the DUI arrest itself. Was there an accident? Were there minors in the car? Is this your first DUI offense?

“In my experience, when someone is arrested for a DUI they are scared to death, and for good reason. When someone who has been charged calls my law firm, we schedule them for an appointment right away. We understand that the DUI case is the most important matter in their life,” Attorney Travis says.

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For more information about Pennsylvania DUI Defense, visit the DUI Defense page of The Travis Law Firm website.

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About Attorney Grant C. Travis

Grant C. Travis is a highly regarded and award winning lawyer, who maintains a multi-county law practice in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Travis Law Firm maintains offices in Erie, Edinboro, and Warren, Pennsylvania. In the last twenty years, Attorney Travis has defended over 1,000 DUI cases and over 5,000 criminal cases.

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