Tonight is the night before Thanksgiving, but in some circles, Thanksgiving Eve goes by a different moniker – Blackout Wednesday. A lot of people are heading back to their hometowns for the holiday and will have some free time tonight before gorging on turkey tomorrow. Oftentimes they catch up with friends and family over drinks, and if they end up getting behind the wheel after a night of fun, it can end in disaster.
Obviously, this year will look a little different because of the coronavirus, as many bars and local watering holes will be closed following Gov. Walz’s recommendations. So instead of a Blackout Wednesday, we could see tonight turning into a Black-In Wednesday. Instead of going out to the bars, we imagine people getting together in smaller groups of 3-5 at someone’s house to stay in, socialize and drink. If you do this, we strongly suggest you consider sleeping over or calling an Uber, because police will be out in full force looking for drunk drivers.
Tonight is typically a night where police conduct a bevy of extra DUI enforcement, and even though we’re dealing with COVID-19, we don’t expect tonight to be any different. Make sure you get home safe, otherwise you may need to pick up the phone and give us a call.
After Hours DUI Lawyer
Tonight is one of our busiest “after hours” nights of the year. We field calls 24/7 even on normal weekends, but the calls tend to come in a little more consistently on Blackout Wednesday and into early Thursday morning. We have extra staff available in case multiple calls come in all at once, but we’ll have lawyers on standby ready to help provide advice or get you out of jail so you don’t need to spend Thanksgiving behind bars.
So if you are arrested in the greater Twin Cities area tonight or over the holiday weekend, make sure your first call is to an experienced criminal defense firm like Appelman Law Firm. We can help provide immediate advice, talk you through your next steps, secure your release from jail and begin your defense plan. You shouldn’t have to spend the holiday in jail because of a stupid mistake, and you don’t have to if you connect with a defense attorney at your first opportunity.
We hope everyone stays safe tonight, not only from DUIs but from the coronavirus. Please make smart decisions with alcohol and indoor gatherings, and if you end up needing legal help, don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information or for legal help tonight, pick up the phone and call us day or night at (952) 224-2277.