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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.

If your company is having an office party, make sure that you aren't going to be tempted by the alcohol. Around 20 percent of employees who attend these parties binge drink during the celebrations. This is more common for people who are in the food service, hotel or hospitality industry. While it might seem like everyone is drinking at these parties, approximately 12 percent of employees won't have any alcohol at all. These are the people you need to gravitate toward. By associating with those who aren't consuming alcohol, you can have fun and lessen the temptation you are feeling.

Not only can avoiding alcohol at the office party help you to avoid criminal issues, it can also help you to avoid embarrassing actions. People who drink at office parties are likely to say inappropriate things, dance in an embarrassing manner, fall or stumble, try to hook up with co-workers, remove their shoes, drive drunk, break things and get sick. Many of these individuals regret their actions once they sober up after the party.

If you do slip up and have some drinks, you need to think about how you are going to handle a possible violation. These are serious since they can land you in jail. You will need to work on a defense quickly, especially considering that these cases are heard by a judge instead of a jury.

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