With Halloween celebrations about to kick off this weekend, The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC wants to remind you that DUI patrols will be increased throughout the state. As part of the “Get Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, officers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local jurisdictions across the state will be working overtime to stop and arrest drivers suspected of DUI / OVI and other forms of reckless driving.

Why do police ramp up efforts close to Halloween? Between 2009 and 2013, the National Highway Traffic Administration reported a significant spike in arrests, auto accidents, and injuries – many of which were alcohol related.


While most police officers perform their duties in the interest of keeping people safe, overzealousness can be a real problem. Even if you have been responsible with your drinking, if you are pulled over by an officer who is looking for any excuse to arrest someone, you could end up being unfairly cited or arrested for a crime you didn’t commit.

  • Are you a college student? Take heed – you can be sure that police will be active near your university! Our firm has an office in Oxford, near Miami University, and is prepared to help college students immediately after an arrest.
  • Drinking with friends at a party? Look out – law enforcement knows that drinking is a common pastime at Halloween parties!
  • Driving home wearing a costume? Beware – cops may take one look at your costume and assume they need to check your breath!

If you want to avoid jail, the best thing to do is stay off the road! If you do find yourself pulled over under suspicion of DUI, remember that you have the right to remain silent and that you can choose to refuse!


The best way to avoid a DUI this Halloween is simply to choose not to drive. It is our hope that everyone enjoys themselves responsibly this Halloween. However, if you do find yourself in need of DUI / OVI defense, be sure to assert your right to legal counsel and contact a Cincinnati OVI / DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC. We are prepared to do everything in our power to protect your rights, freedom, and driving privileges.

Are you or someone you know facing DUI / OVI charges? 

If you are facing DUI charges, you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Cincinnati office directly at 513-929-9333 to schedule your free consultation.


Steven R. Adams
Steven R. Adams was a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to DUI, OVI, and criminal defense in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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