The holiday season is upon us once again and the only thing that looms larger than all the holiday and New Year’s parties you’re sure to be invited to is the amount of Georgia law enforcement out on the street looking for drunk drivers. Whether you’re gathering for fun times with family, friends, or coworkers, no amount of fun is worth the risk of finding yourself on the wrong side of the law when it comes to driving under the influence. Few things will change your life like the experience of being arrested for DUI, or even worse, getting in an accident while under the influence.


We’re All In This Together

With Georgia law enforcement agencies having already stepped up their patrols and traps to catch drunk drivers, it’s up to each and every Georgia driver on the road to not only be aware of the threat of drunk drivers on the road, but we must also do our part to be vigilant in not letting loved ones and other partygoers drive after they’ve been drinking. Even if nobody from the party that you attended happens to get in an accident, just remember that you could be involved in an accident on your way home after a drunk driver from another party was allowed to drive drunk ends up hitting you. We can all play a part in preventing drunk driving.


Get Out of Jail Quickly

In the terrible event that someone you know has been arrested for DUI, the first thing you’ll want to do is get them out of jail as quickly as possible. Start by finding out the name and address of the facility where they’re being held, their full legal name, booking number, and bail amount required for release. Next, you’ll want to contact a licensed bail bondsman to act as the defendant’s advocate who’s knowledgeable about the process of getting someone out of jail. Once a bail amount has been set by the court, you can secure a quick and simple bail bond — usually 10% of the total bail amount — with the agent, using cash, credit card, loan, or other acceptable collateral. For more information about the bail/bond process, contact a trusted bail bondsman in your area.


Finally, make a commitment to drink responsibly as you head out this holiday season, and do your best to help others make smart decisions in order to avoid jail altogether.