Spring break is a much-deserved time for you to blow off some steam after
spending the last few months heavily involved in school. All work and
no play is fun for no one, and it is encouraged for you to take a trip
with your friends to enjoy your time off. While your vacation to San Diego
should be all surf and sand, many police patrols increasing during spring
break. Remember that there are many ways to navigate around San Diego
after consuming alcohol that do not involve driving and there are
resources available if you find yourself arrested for
driving under the influence.
A DUI Is a High Price To Pay
Did you know that DUI convictions that occur in
other states have an impact on your license? While a California police officer is unable
to confiscate your license, the state in which your license was issued
is able to impose their own sentencing. For California licenses, driving
privileges will be suspended after 10 days unless you take quick action.
No matter where your license was issued, a San Diego DUI can carry:
- Time behind bars
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Drug and alcohol treatment programs
- Community service
Being accused of driving under the influence, even if you are innocent,
can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Even worse, if you are
enrolled in school or working towards a professional license, a conviction
could have profound consequences. Some schools can suspend or expel you
for a DUI, and you may be ineligible to continue with your program.
How can I prevent a DUI on spring break?
With increased patrols across San Diego, you may want to consider taking
precautions even if you believe you are sober enough to drive. This will
keep you safe and prevent you from facing a devastating DUI arrest.
In order to travel safely during your vacation:
- Choose a designated driver if you have a car and make sure that person
does not drink
- Keep the number of a local cab company in your phones and wallets
- Consider downloading and using ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft
- Utilize public transportation and hubs off of accessible service lines
- Stay overnight in places you have been consuming alcohol if this is an option
If you are arrested during your San Diego spring break, you do not have
to go through it alone!
Attorney Mark R. De Yoe, APLC is an experienced and dedicated DUI defense attorney that is familiar
with California laws. Do not speak with a police officer before calling
Attorney De Yoe. He will be able to advise you on your best course of
action to reduce or eliminate the charges against you.
Our number is 619-519-7385. Keep this number programmed in your cell phone
for a quick contact in the event you need an attorney during your spring break.