As Valentine's Day approaches, you want your partner to enjoy a romantic evening to celebrate your love and appreciation for one another. Many people choose to make reservations at an elegant restaurant, which often involves a glass of wine or a few cocktails.
When you are having a great time with your significant other, it is easy to consume a good amount of alcohol. However, you run the risk of getting arrested for a DUI. Furthermore, Valentine's Day 2019 falls on President's Day Weekend, which means law enforcement will be patrolling the streets in full force and setting up sobriety checkpoints to arrest drunk drivers and protect everyone else on the roadways.
When you plan a romantic evening with your partner, consider the following options to avoid a DUI charge:
- Find an alternative mode of transportation – If you want to go all out this Valentine's Day to boost the romantic aspect of this particular day, you can hire a chauffeur for the night. If you want to save money, you could also request a ride from Lyft or Uber. Since you don't have to drive, you can enjoy your favorite beverages without feeling guilty.
- Check into a hotel room – Instead of dealing with traffic and possibly other drunk drivers, you could just book a room at a hotel near the restaurant. You could just simply go back to your room without having to drive to the restaurant.
- Host dinner at your place – You can avoid leaving the house altogether by creating a unique night in on Valentine's Day. You could either cook the food yourselves, order in, or even hire a personal chef for the evening if you wish to go the extra mile. If you have kids, ask your relatives or close friends to babysit them.
- Celebrate on another day – Valentine's Day is the busiest day for restaurants throughout California and the rest of the nation. To avoid traffic, long waits, and slow service, you could choose to celebrate your love on a different day. Since it's also President's Day Weekend, it is wise to choose a day after it's over.
- Don't drink – You could spend a romantic evening with your partner without consuming alcohol. Plus, you have an opportunity to be completely immersed in the moment.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Ventura County, our Ventura criminal defense lawyers at Wilfert Law P.C. can protect your rights, reputation, and future and do our best to help you avoid conviction or serious penalties. Contact us and schedule a free consultation for more information today.