With the holidays comes a sense of warmth, peace, and joy. But unfortunately, this time of year can bring about trouble – specifically, legal trouble – for some people. Here at Jamieson Law Firm, our criminal lawyer wants you to enjoy this season without the worries of a charge from the police. Here are three ways you can avoid trouble with the law during the holidays:
- Be cautious of your actions – One bad decision can change the course of your entire life. Shoplifting or drinking and driving charges can follow you for years, costing you money, relationships, or a job. Think before you act.
- Don’t break the law – If you know something is against the law (like drunk driving), take steps ahead of time to stay out of trouble. Make plans to have a designated driver or be prepared to call a cab or driver to get you home safely.
- Take time to care for yourself – Finally, remember to take care of yourself this season. Get plenty of rest, and get proper medical attention if you should need it. Don’t use alcohol and illegal drugs to cope. They usually make a bad situation worse.