Avoid Criminal Charges This Memorial Day

Posted on May 20th, 2021

Memorial Day is an important American holiday that’s celebrated across the country. We’re supposed to spend the day in remembrance of military personnel who have died serving our country. It’s become a holiday where people often spend their time remembering by partying. This leads to a list of poor decisions that can lead to people receiving criminal charges.

The last thing anyone should want is to get in trouble on a day meant for remembering our country’s fallen heroes. To avoid that, we want you to know some basic information so you can better protect yourself and avoid being charged with a crime this holiday, or survive being the victim of one.

Top Crime that Occurs on Memorial Day is (You Guessed It) Drunk Driving

Of course, it’s best to start with the biggest problem. Lots of people drink on Memorial Day, and a lot of people don’t drink responsibly. While many criminal charges stem from drinking, none more so than drunk driving. It’s so bad during this holiday in particular that Memorial Day has more accidents involving drunk driving than all other holidays, save for the 4th of July some years.

What Happens if You Get a DUI

Of course, one of the worst things you can do on Memorial Day weekend is to drive drunk. When you drive under the influence, you endanger not only yourself but your passengers and those on the road with you.

As reported by LowCostInterlock, roughly 88% of fatalities in drunk driving accidents are those in the vehicle of the impaired driver. So, you and your loved ones may be the ones most likely to die. The best reason to not drive drunk and join that statistic this upcoming holiday.

But, should you be caught driving drunk, the punishment you face is affected by your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). The higher your BAC when driving, the higher your fine, the longer your possible jail time, and a suspension of your driver’s license. Of course, you can come to Kalinoski Law Offices for support, but the best idea would be to not drive drunk in the first place. This would save you from having to fight for your rights in a court of law.

What if You Get Hit by a Drunk Driver

Sometimes, luck is not on our side. Just because we pledge to be safe, by using designated sober drivers or not drinking, doesn’t mean someone else will too. If you find yourself the victim of someone else’s drunk driving, you are owed compensation for that personal injury.

Attorney Craig Kalinoski is experienced in getting his clients compensation for medical expenses, property destruction, and pain and suffering. If you find yourself the victim of someone else’s drunk driving on Memorial Day weekend, we’re here for you.

Everyone Should Keep Our Hands to Ourselves

While drunk driving is the most common criminal charge doled out on Memorial Day, drunken assaults are high up there as well. When people are under the influence, it’s not uncommon to get aggressive and pick fights.

If you get caught up doing that, you could face assault charges, from which you would need a solid defense attorney. Your punishments can include up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. The sentence you could face is affected by the amount of damage you caused, and if the victim presses charges.

If you find yourself the victim, you’ll want representation too. What people do when under the influence is still their responsibility, and a good attorney helps you hold them and yourself appropriately responsible.

If you Need Help this Memorial Day Weekend, Kalinoski Law Offices is Here to Help

Attorney Craig Kalinoksi knows that people make mistakes, and if you make one on Memorial Day weekend, he commits to protecting you in and out of court.

If you find yourself the victim of someone else’s negligence on Memorial Day, because they weren’t safe when you were, you deserve to seek reparations.

Call a firm that can protect you and your future at (570) 270-4000 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment and discuss your case during a free consultation.

Category: Criminal Charges

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Craig Kalinoski

Craig P. Kalinoski is a respected attorney serving clients in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With a focus on Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Civil Rights, he has established himself as a top-rated legal professional. Recognized as a Rising Star and admired by peers, Craig's commitment to excellence sets him apart in the legal field.


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