A DWI can have severe, long-term effects on one's life if it's not handled the right way.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
A person is killed every 46 minutes due to an alcohol-related crash on St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, a significant reason why increased DWI enforcement is expected by the Houston DWI lawyers at Corso Law Group over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
From 2010 to 2014, during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, 266 fatalities have occurred as a result of drunk driving accidents, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, 75 percent of fatal car accidents that happen involve a drunk driver who is approximately two times over the legal limit, according to a study completed by Wallet Hub.
“Police officers will be will be out in full force over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, cracking down on not only DWIs but other traffic violations too,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group.
In year’s past, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has implemented additional DWI enforcements throughout St. Patrick’s Day weekend, in order to combat drinking and driving on Houston’s roadways. In the month of March especially, DWI rates have skyrocketed, due to both St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break celebrations.
Texas DWIs penalties are among the toughest in the country. Even first time offenses can result in thousands of dollars in fines as well as jail time.
“We can’t reiterate to Houstonians enough the importance of immediately contacting an experienced, Houston DWI lawyer if you find yourself in a difficult legal situation this weekend,” Corso said. “A DWI can have severe, long-term effects on one's life if it's not handled the right way.”
In fact, Houston and Dallas, Texas both ranked high on DUI Foundation’s list of the top 20 cities where car insurance increased after a DWI on St. Patrick’s Day, meaning that high amounts of DWIs were given to drivers on the roadways over the holiday.
“Texas is one of the toughest, if not the toughest state for DWIs. No matter what the circumstances are, it’s always smart to know the number of an established legal professional you can contact,” Corso said.
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of DUIs in Arizona over a combined 30 years of practicing law. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County (Ariz.) prosecutor whose legal team can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense needs such as criminal speeding, CDL tickets, photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.
Christopher Corso is solely licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. All Texas cases will be handled by a licensed attorney in Texas.
Corso Law Group is located at 5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1250, in Houston. To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com or call (731) 231-0499.