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Stay Safe and Avoid a Holiday DUI

Stay Safe and Avoid a Holiday DUI

The holidays are great; twinkling lights, exchanging gifts, wonderful food, spending time with friends and family, and perhaps some warm fuzzy holiday cocktails. If your merriment will involve some alcohol infused beverages make sure to be responsible to keep yourself safe and everyone else safe. Being a responsible drinker is also the best way to avoid being busted with a holiday DUI charge.

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Stay Safe and Avoid a Holiday DUI

  • Of course the simplest way to stay safe while driving and avoid getting a DUI (driving under the influence) charge is NOT to drink any alcohol and abstain from drugs.
  • If you know you will be drinking with someone or a group of people, choose a designated sober driver ahead of time.  A designated driver is someone who does not consume any alcohol or drugs throughout the day.  Often times people will take turns being the designated driver.
  • If you don’t have a designated sober driver and you plan to drink, take advantage of all the great public transportation options; taxi, bus, party bus, Uber, Rideshare, etc.
  • If you’ve only had a few drinks and feel fine, it is best NOT to drive.  DUI patrols are increased during the holiday.  If you happened to be pulled over by law enforcement and they believe you are under the influence, they could still charge you with DUI even if you are under the legal limit of a BAC of 0.08.
  • If you see a friend or family member under the influence of alcohol or drugs and wants to drive, try to get their car keys and suggest an alternative way for them to get home safely. See our blog, “How You can Prevent a DUI – Tips on getting the Car Keys” for helpful hints.


Staying safe and avoiding a holiday DUI charge isn’t difficult.  It just requires planning ahead and making good decisions. Make sure to drink responsibly and keep everyone safe!

Happy Holidays from the staff and DUI attorneys of David O Defense.


Actor John Stamos enters Rehab after DUI Arrest

Actor John Stamos enters Rehab after DUI Arrest

Last month, “Full House” actor, John Stamos, was arrested in Beverly Hills for DUI, driving under the influence. And now with his career on the brink of taking off again, Stamos has decided to seek help by checking into rehab for substance abuse.

John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on “Full House” was allegedly so drunk and wasted that Beverly Hills police sent him straight to the hospital after arresting him for DUI.

Apparently on the night of his June arrest, police responded to multiple calls reporting a silver Mercedes driving dangerously on the roads. Law enforcement caught up with 51-year-old Stamos and pulled him over around 7:45 pm. Upon initial observation police felt Stamos needed immediate medical attention. They cuffed him and called an ambulance to rush him to the local hospital.

Police followed the ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where they cited Stamos for misdemeanor DUI while he was getting treatment.

The following morning John Stamos tweeted: “Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I’m home and well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care.”

Now, about a month later, Stamos has enrolled himself in rehab for substance abuse. A wise decision since he has a lot a stake with Fall TV premiers right around the corner. Stamos once again stars as Uncle Jesse in the new Netflix “Fuller House” a follow-up to original “Full House.” The actor can also be seen on “Grandfathered” a Fox sitcom.

Unfortunately, Stamos lost his co-hosting position for the 2015 Emmy Awards scheduled to air on July 16th. He was replaced by Cat Deeley. It is unknown if the replacement was related to the DUI arrest or not.

Stamos is due back in court on September 11th to continue to address his DUI charge.

Good luck John Stamos, we hope you have a healthy recovery and that you obtain optimal results with your DUI case! – David O Defense

If help is needed for a DUI charge in Washington State, give the experienced DUI attorneys at David O Defense a call 206-459-6392 today!

7 Things You Need to Know about the Law Firm of David O Defense

7 Things You Need to Know about the Law Firm of David O Defense

1. The law firm of David O Defense is exclusively dedicated to DUI and criminal defense.

business manBy focusing on only DUI and criminal defense, the lawyers of David O Defense are able to continue to strengthen their knowledge on DUI and criminal defense law, they are aware of any new DUI or criminal law changes, and they personally get to know the prosecutors and judges that handle these types of cases, all of which contributes to better case resolutions.

2. The law firm of David O Defense is comprised of 3 powerhouse DUI and criminal defense attorneys.

1)  David O, senior attorney and owner of David O Defense, 2) Christopher Choe, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney, and 3) Anastasia Kidniz, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney. (Click on the attorneys names to learn more)

3. David O has been practicing DUI and criminal defense for over 12 years.

Attorney David O has dedicated his law firm and legal career to DUI and criminal defense because he loves helping people through tough times. He wants to get the right result for each client no matter how long it takes. He and his associate attorneys understand that providing excellent service requires; hard work, an attention to detail, and preparation.

4. Communication is a priority.

The lawyers of David O Defense make themselves readily available to their clients and are easily contacted by phone, text, and/or email.  They can be contacted day, night, and weekends.  If a client leaves a message they can expect their attorney will reply promptly.

5. The law firm of David O Defense is willing to take a case to trial if necessary.

fighting business manSome attorneys avoid going to trial at all costs because it means more work, time, and energy.  But the attorneys at David O Defense have no fear in taking a case to trial if it’s in the client’s best interests.  The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at David O Defense work hard and fight hard for each and every client!

6. Legal fees are reasonable flat fees, no hidden costs ever.

Here at David O Defense we are upfront about the cost of representation.  During a free legal consultation a client will be quoted a flat legal fee before any work begins.  No hidden costs or unexpected charges will ever be added to a client’s legal fee.

7. You won’t regret hiring David O Defense to represent your case.

The attorneys at David O Defense are not only knowledgeable about DUI and criminal defense but they are also caring and compassionate.  They work extremely hard to achieve the best case resolution possible for each and every client.  Take a moment and read a few of our Client Reviews to see what past clients have said about David O Defense.