Police officers are fully aware of increased visitors and drinking that occurs during spring break. They won’t hesitate to hand out DWIs, traffic or other citations throughout the week on the roadways.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
As students’ excitement rises for spring break, so will the number of alcohol-related arrests and DWI patrols in Houston, according to the Houston DWI lawyers at Corso Law Group.
Drunk driving is a significant issue in the United States, especially among college students. Approximately 2.7 million college students ages 17 to 24 drive drunk annually, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
In 2014, more than 1,380 DWI arrests and 18,886 speeding citations were made during spring break, leading to an expected increase in DWI and traffic patrols this year during the week-long holiday.
A shocking statistic paired with the fact that on average, females have 10 drinks per day while males drink approximately 18 drinks per day during spring break, according to the American College of Health.
With several popular spring break destinations located in Texas such as South Padre Island and Port Aransas, police officers will be out in full force in order to combat drunk driving and alcohol-related accidents. Last year, Texas Department of Public Safety increased DWI patrols during a spring break enforcement period which lasted 15 days, targeting high-risk locations.
“Police officers are fully aware of increased visitors and drinking that occurs during spring break. They won’t hesitate to hand out DWIs, traffic or other citations throughout the week on the roadways,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group.
During 2015’s spring break enforcement period, 728 felony arrests were made along with 23,600 other citations by Texas DPS troopers, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“The number of arrests and citations made last spring break is shocking,” Corso said. “DWIs and speeding citations can have severe consequences in Texas, so it’s crucial if you find yourself in this type of legal situation to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately.”
In the state of Texas, DWI laws are very strict, resulting in expensive fines and jail time, even for first-time offenders.
“It’s important to fully understand your rights if you’re going to be traveling Houston’s roadways over the spring break holiday. If you find yourself in legal trouble, know you can contact Corso Law Group at any time,” 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.