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DUI Checkpoints Increasing in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend

You have earned everything that you have. You work hard, and you deserve to play harder. Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and you will be spending time with friends and family. Do not let your celebrations lead to poor decisions that can have a negative impact on all facets of your life.

Law enforcement officials will be hitting the streets and highways in full force this holiday. Their goal? To prevent drunk driving. Expect to see an increase in DUI checkpoints and general patrols throughout Atlanta.

Last year saw more than 1,200 injuries and 15 fatalities on the state’s roads. Numbers in 2013 were similar.

Plan for a sober ride home before you head out on the town. Designate a driver, call a cab, or spend the night on a couch. Do what it takes for you, your friends and family to stay safe this holiday weekend. Do not let a celebration turn into a tragedy because of one bad choice. If you are hosting a gathering, ensure that there are non-alcohol drinks on hand, and take the keys of anyone who drinks.

One drunk driving arrest can haunt you for the rest of your life. You can lose your job, you can lose your license, and you can lose the money that you have worked so hard for. Always consider the totality of the consequences that a DUI conviction can bring.

If you are arrested for DUI, there is no choice but to hire an experienced attorney to fight on your side. Hawkins Spizman Fortas works to protect your rights and your reputation. Do not appear in court without a member of our team. Call us today for a free consultation, or browse our website for answers to your questions.

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