Friday, May 15, 2015

Don’t Drink and Drive: Strict DUI Enforcement Likely for Preakness Day

           Tickets for this year’s 140th running of the Preakness are already sold out.  After last year’s record attendance of more than 123,000 people, it is expected that this year’s attendance will be close to that number.  For many people who attend Preakness, it is one big party with an excuse to drink a lot of beer, Black Eyed Susans, or any other type of alcoholic beverage for an entire day.  Many people even start consuming alcohol early in the morning on Preakness Saturday and do not stop until after the race is finished.  The worst decision a person could make is to get in their car and drive home.  Unfortunately, there will always be some people that choose to do that and someone could lose their life because of it.  If you are attending this year’s Preakness, plan ahead and arrange for a designated driver, an Uber, a Lyft, or a cab to take you home after the race.  Because of the excessive amount of alcohol that will be consumed at Preakness, police are sure to be extra cautious and increase patrols to catch those driving under the influence.  Be smart and do not drink and drive.
            If you do get caught drinking and driving tomorrow and are charged with DUI, call our attorneys for a free consultation.  Our Maryland DUI attorneys handle drunk driving-related cases every day and have achieved numerous favorable outcomes for clients.  If you have been arrested for a DUI/DWI it is important that you consult an experienced DUI attorney immediately because DUI is a criminal offense and carries potentially severe penalties.  An experienced attorney can guide you through the court process and find any possible defenses that can either mitigate the penalties in the case, or in some instances, lead to an acquittal or dismissal. 

             If you or a family member has been charged with DUI or DWI in Maryland and would like a free legal consultation or if you would like more information on DUI or DWI please feel free to contact our office at (301) 854-9000 and schedule an appointment at our office in Baltimore or throughout Maryland, or visit us on the web at

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