New Year’s Resolution: Stay Out of the Slammer

It’s a new year and time to celebrate a new you! If you have some new year’s resolutions like saving money or losing weight, those are great ideas for 2023. However, one resolution that most people don’t make, but should, is ensuring they stay out of trouble.

Even a little too much trouble can lead to a night in jail or a long prison stint that leaves your record tainted.

If you know that you have a penchant for mischief (or general bad luck with the law), here are some ways to keep this resolution in 2023.

Keep Alcohol Away From Your Differences

Drinking around people that you usually disagree with is a recipe for a physical assault charge that leads to serious jail time. Getting into an argument and causing bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable with up to one year in jail and $4,000 in fines.

Fortunately, most arguments are situations that you can walk away from while they diffuse on their own. However, if you know you’ll be celebrating this New Year with drinks, we recommend surrounding yourself with positive people and monitoring your overall intake while celebrating.

Remember, No Means No

Sexual assault and stalking are serious charges in Texas. Sexual assault alone is a second-degree felony punishable by a fine of $10,000 and between 2 and 20 years in a Texas state prison.

So, if you find yourself in a situation where advances have been made and rejected, no always means no. Walk away and carry on in the new year with peace.

Drinking? Have a Ride Ready

Drunk driving is a serious offense with devastating consequences. DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges in Texas can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the circumstances of each case. Imprisonment, hefty fines, court-mandated classes, and loss of license are possible penalties for those convicted of DWI in the state.

DWI convictions can also result in long-lasting damage to one’s living and work life.

That’s why planning ahead is essential if you know you’ll be drinking. Arrange for an Uber or Lyft ride home, designate a sober driver or use public transportation – these are all viable options that will help to keep you safe and alcohol-free while on the roads.

What if You Break Your Resolution?

Slipping up on your new year’s resolutions isn’t anything new. However, while you can easily move on from eating too many sweets, getting arrested has its own complications.

If you find yourself behind bars, you want to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer and an Arlington bail bond company.

A bail bondsman can get you out of jail fast, at a fraction of the cost of your bail. All you need to do is ensure you show up for every hearing and bondsman check-in. If you follow those rules, you’ll have a much easier time with life as you wait for this situation to blow over.

Get Yourself Out of Jail with Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds

If you or a loved one have been arrested in Arlington, Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds team is here to help. Our office is open 24/7 and we can handle bail at any cost. Whether it’s a first-time arrest or an unfortunate recurring situation, we’re here to help.

Contact us today to start the application process.

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