The holidays are generally associated with family gatherings and good cheer, but not everyone has an enjoyable holiday season. Some people have their holidays disrupted by arrests and criminal allegations. While no criminal activity suddenly stops from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, there are certain offenses that might increase during this time.
Alcoholic beverages are often part of holiday celebrations, and some people make the decision to try to drive home after drinking. Law enforcement agencies know that drinking and driving increases during this period of time, so they ramp up enforcement efforts. This leads to more arrests and charges – some wrongful – for driving under the influence (DUI). Even a first conviction of DUI can have lasting effects on your life.
The holidays can involve a lot of shopping, decorating, and gift-giving. Some people take this opportunity to commit theft crimes, which can involve shoplifting from stores, burglarizing homes to steal valuable items, or even taking money from your employer. While this might seem like an easy way to get more money for the holidays, it can result in serious criminal charges and penalties.
Not every family enjoys the holidays in peace and harmony. The stress of the season can lead to more arguments at home, some of which might escalate into domestic violence or assault. False allegations of domestic violence can also be common, and the wrong person might be arrested by police officers who report to a domestic situation.
Speak with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Greensboro for Help
The E.J. Boswell Law Office represents defendants facing a wide range of criminal charges, including those that are particularly common during the holidays. Even if you believe an offense was minor, it is still critical to present the strongest possible defense. Contact us online or call 706-417-8299 to speak with a Greensboro criminal defense attorney.