With the holiday season once again upon us, we all probably find ourselves a little distracted. But this is certainly not the time to let your guard down. When you’re out and about this season- shopping or coming and going from holiday parties- stay alert and watch out for yourself and others.
Accidents at this time of year can happen anywhere- at shopping malls, crossing busy streets, even at home. Sadly, many of these accidents can be deadly – and can even result in criminal charges being filed against you or someone you love. Read on to learn about some of the hidden dangers of the season, and how you can avoid New Year’s Eve criminal charges.
Car and Pedestrian Accidents While Shopping
Parking lots can be one of the most dangerous places for cars and pedestrians alike. Small children and other pedestrians can easily be struck by distracted shoppers hurriedly searching for a place to park. It also all too easy to back out of a parking spot without first checking for traffic or pedestrians.
Crossing the street during the holiday season is especially dangerous. Rushed and distracted drivers tend to run more red lights, stop signs, and crosswalks at Christmas than at any other time.
The holiday season also brings out drivers who don’t get behind the wheel regularly. Older drivers, for instance, who typically opt to stay off the roads, brave the madness to get gifts for special family members.
Adverse weather conditions can contribute to car and pedestrian accidents. Because of rain or falling snow, motorists may not be able to see pedestrians crossing the street, or may see them and not be able to stop in time due to wet or icy road surfaces.
Further Reading: New Year’s DUI Statistics
When an Accident Leads to an Arrest
If you are driving erratically, speeding, driving drunk, or using your cellphone while driving, you could find yourself facing serious criminal charges after an accident. You could be charged with reckless driving or even vehicular manslaughter – and if convicted, you could spend years in prison for your transgressions.
If you or someone you love is charged with a vehicular crime this holiday season, it is important to begin fighting these serious charges immediately. An experienced Boulder criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid jail time and protect your record. With the right defense, you may even be able to have the charges reduced or even dismissed.
Contact Our Boulder Criminal Defense Lawyers
Contact the Boulder criminal defense lawyers at Steven Louth Law Offices today for a free consultation and review of your case. Call us at (303) 422-2297 to start building a solid defense against these serious criminal charges. We believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Call us today!