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Avoid a DWI and public intoxication during this year’s events

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2021 | Criminal Defense

It’s important to know how to fight drunk driving charges if you’re ever accused. These charges can have a significant impact on your life, from increasing the cost of your insurance to causing you to lose your license or your career.

Unfortunately, San Antonio is still known as a hot spot for DWI arrests, and the total number of arrests last year was similar to the total in 2019, even though fewer events, like Fiesta, took place.

There’s a reason why drinking is so much a part of the culture of San Antonio, from large, annual celebrations like Fiesta — typically held in April but postponed until June in 2021 — to a busy nightlife scene in the city.

What can you do to help prevent a DWI from affecting you in San Antonio?

If you’re going to be participating in Fiesta this year, or even if you’re just planning a night out at a local club or bar, your priority should be to avoid driving after drinking. If you do plan on drinking, make sure you have a safe, sober ride home, whether that’s a taxi, ride-sharing service, friend or family member.

At Fiesta, remember that drinking during the day can lead to even greater signs of intoxication when combined with the heat and dehydration. Drinking plenty of water and other nonalcoholic fluids can counteract the effect of alcohol. Partygoers should also stop drinking a few hours before leaving the event.

Small changes can make a difference in your risk of a DWI, whether it’s drinking less or opting to stay sober during an event. If you are accused of drinking and driving or public intoxication, remember that you have an opportunity to defend yourself against those charges.