St. Patrick’s Day in Delaware
Delaware comes alive with celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day, which March 17. While most of the popular ones such as the Milford Pub Crawl, may not happen this year due to the COVID restrictions, Green Beer will still flow.
Unfortunately, that means police will be making plenty of DUI arrests, too. There have already been a number of St. Patrick’s Day drinking events in Delaware, and there will be even more this weekend. Police generally have increased patrols for DUIs around all the holidays—not just St. Patrick’s Day.
But what happens if you’re one of the people arrested for DUI after a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? For most people, it makes sense to get in touch with a Delaware DUI lawyer who can help.
DUI on St. Patrick’s Day: What You Need to Know
In Delaware, a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs faces arrest for DUI/DWI if the individual is operating, driving, or in physical control of a vehicle, such as an automobile, motorcycle, or moped. If an individual is suspected of DUI/DWI, the state of Delaware requires a blood or breath test to determine the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC). Turning down the test can result in one year of license revocation for a person who is 21 years old or older and two years of license revocation for an individual who is under 21 years of age. The person suspected of intoxication may be tested for the bodily presence of alcohol and drugs, both prescription and illegal. A chemical test that shows the presence of a BAC greater than .05% is sufficient for an arrest, and a BAC of .08% or higher is enough for a DUI/DWI conviction.
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If you’re arrested in Milford, Delaware for DUI on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s in your best interest to get in touch with an attorney who handles Delaware DUI cases. Your lawyer will find out what happened, see what evidence the prosecutor has against you, and determine the best course of action to move forward.
Experiencing a Delaware DUI arrest can be a frightening experience, and the gravity of the situation can make it difficult to know which steps are needed to secure a thorough defense. If you need assistance with a DUI in Delaware, contact the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay right away. We have over 25 years of experience in providing customized legal advice and defense for individuals charged with DUI/DWI and other related charges. We are the Delaware DUI lawyers you can trust. Our lawyers in Georgetown, DE are ready to go to work for you.