Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Fourth of July holiday weekend is known to be the deadliest time of the year for drivers. In hopes that there will be a decrease in drunk drivers on the roads this year, the police refuse to take that chance and instead they were out in full force. After weeks of preparation for the anti-DUI crackdown, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Highway Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration flooded social media and the news to provide awareness using drinking and driving ad campaigns, listing checkpoint locations, providing options for transportation, etc.
Rather than seeing a decrease in drinking and driving related arrests, a shocking 43% increase was what the officers were faced with. From 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 4, through midnight Sunday, July 7, Los Angeles County had a total of 685 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Majority of the arrests made are for first time offenders. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, a first time DUI offense can carry thousands of dollars in fines, a possible jail sentence, a license suspension and enrolling in a DUI program.
After every holiday weekend is the busiest time for My Ticket Rescue and most likely for any traffic ticket attorney. As a result, the company has repeatedly offered special discounts for traffic tickets during these times. This year for the Fourth of July, the company has decided to offer a fourth off any DUI tickets received in the month of July. Considering the growing demand for DUI attorneys this month, the firm has decided to cut their fees for DUI offenses. The attorney anticipates a rise in the number of California drivers that will take advantage of the 25% off. In addition, My Ticket Rescue provides the option for DUI clients to take payment plans.