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Don't let DUIs and DWIs ruin your holiday

The holiday season is one in which police officers increase the attention they place on drunk driving. It is imperative for people who are going to head out to holiday events to have a plan for making it home safely if they are going to consume adult beverages. There is a chance that you will face drunk driving charges if you try to drive home after a night of partying.

Holidays come with an uptick in domestic violence accusations

Domestic violence is a problem all year long. However, it seems as though it spikes during the holiday season. Unfortunately, the holiday season comes with considerable stress. This can lead to more incidents of domestic violence. Some individuals might think that having family around offers a buffer of protection, but this isn't necessarily true.

Supervised release participants must be careful over the holidays

We recently discussed how you can avoid alcohol at holiday parties if you are on probation or parole. This is very important since you can face serious legal action if you are found to be in violation of the terms of the program. There is another possibility that you need to think about during the holiday season — the people with whom you are hanging around.

Probationers and parolees should avoid alcohol at holiday parties

Most adults look forward to the holiday season because of the many festivities that are planned. For some adults, such as those on parole or probation, this season comes with some challenges, e.g., trying avoid alcohol at these parties. Even though this might be difficult, it is necessary for them to remain in compliance with their monitoring programs. Facing a parole or probation violation for consuming alcohol would certainly ruin the fun of the holiday season.

False accusations of domestic violence are hard to handle

There is never a good reason for a person to make false accusations against someone else. When these are regarding domestic violence, the person who is being accused will face a long battle to clear their name. One reason for this is that our society tends to have a guilty until proven innocent mindset instead of the innocent until proven guilty one that is the standard in the criminal justice system. We know that this can prove to be a challenging position for someone who knows they didn't do the horrible things of which they've been accused.

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