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Top 3 Things to Know About Orlando Bowl Game DUIs

Despite widespread education efforts, the number of DUI arrests soars following any major holiday. Most Orlando residents know that Orange County police officers are out in full force on select, festive days. In any given year, St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are among the top drinking holidays. Police officers also know that, especially in a college town, game days present several opportunities for football enthusiasts to have just a little too much fun.

From in-home partying to tailgating near the Camping World Stadium, football fans are primed to drink to celebrate their favorite team's victory or mourn their loss. Such fans can expect a heavy police presence on December 28th this year, in light of the upcoming bowl game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Virginia Tech Hokies. Although there are simple, fool-proof ways to drink responsibly, the fact of the matter is that people continue to drink and drive. There are three important things you should know about a DUI arrest following an Orlando bowl game this season.

You Will Lose your License

It is a fact that if you are arrested for a DUI in Orlando you will lose your driving privileges for six months to one year. If you refuse to submit to the BAC test at the station to determine if your blood alcohol concentration is over the limit, you can lose your license for a full year. A DUI imposes strict criminal and administrative penalties you will need a dedicated attorney to help you resolve if you wish to retain any hope of driving again soon.

They are Completely Avoidable

With so many transportation options available in Orange County, there really is no excuse for driving under the influence. In many cases of DUI, an inebriated driver simply does not want to leave his vehicle at the destination where the festivities took place. Whether that be in the parking lot of a bar or at a friend's place, the driver would likely need his vehicle the following day. To avoid this dilemma, drivers should consider booking an Uber or Lyft to and from the celebration. After all, a cheap ride will be much less costly than the fine and fees associated with a DUI. Even for your first DUI, you could face a steep fine of up to $1,000.

William Umansky Can Help You Secure Your Future

Any attorney will tell you that representing yourself at a DUI hearing, with no prior legal experience, can lead to an unfavorable outcome. A DUI places your entire future and reputation at stake. William Umansky understands that people make mistakes. That's why, at The Umansky Law Firm, we believe in second chances. Attorney William Umansky fights aggressively to defend your rights at each step of the legal process. He has over 25 years of experience defending DUI in the greater Orlando area and is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Call 407-228-3838 for a free case review or chat with us live 24/7. 

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