The 4th of July holiday is usually a busy one for police, and this year was no different. According to a tweet from the Minnesota State Patrol, police arrested 235 individuals for drunk driving over a 36-hour period over the 4th of July holiday.
When you consider that those numbers were only from Wednesday night until Friday morning, that probably only represents a fraction of the total DUI arrests over the extended 4th of July holiday weekend. We were hoping people would make smart decisions when it comes to drinking and driving, especially because we had warned drivers that police would be conducting extra DUI enforcement throughout the week, but it looks like our message didn’t stick with a fair amount of people.
Defending Yourself Against A 4th of July DUI
Since the 4th of July is one of the busiest stretches for police, it should come as no surprise that it’s also a very busy time for our firm. That being said, we love being busy because we know that means we’re helping a lot of people out of difficult situations. We get people out of jail quickly and we begin working on their defense, and many of them are grateful for the work we do. Here’s a look at what some of our clients had to say about our work during their run in with the law during past 4th of July holidays.
“My concern was the fact that there were other licenses that I held that would’ve been greatly affected by a DWI arrest. I was given Appelman Law Firm’s number from a friend who highly recommended them. They were very patient with me and walked me through the entire process step-by-step. After retaining them, I was able to get out of jail the next day. This would normally be a hassle considering I was arrested on the Friday of 4th of July weekend. They were very informational and reassuring. In the end, all my charges were dropped due to my breath test being under the legal limit. I have known people that have hired lawyers with less experience that basically just walked in and pleaded guilty for them even though they were under the limit. This did not happen with Avery. I highly recommend Appelman Law Firm.”
“I live out of town and was in Minnesota for 4th of July weekend and got into an accident and was charged with “Failure to Drive with Due Care” offense. Avery alleviated a lot of my anxiety about the situation by keeping me updated when anything happened pertaining to my case. Because of Avery I will not have a criminal record. I really appreciated that the Appelman Law Firm Team was very responsive and communicated openly and honestly about my case.”
So if you or someone you know is dealing with the fallout of an arrest in the past few days, give them our phone number and let us see what we can do for them. Let us get the charges reduced or dropped so you can get on with your life. We offer a free case strategy session which you can set up by calling us at (952) 224-2277.