Post Contributed by Morgan Kicks at 3-D Bail Bonds.
Going out to celebrate the “old year” and welcome the “New Year” is a tradition. While New Year’s Eve events throughout the entire state of Connecticut may look quite different, everyone is looking to partake in the celebrations to receive 2021. Attending events is something that has been frequently debated ever since the beginning of the pandemic, are you attending an event? If so 3-D Bail Bonds is sharing some tips to stay safe celebrating the New year and to avoid jail being your first stop.
3 Tips for Celebrating the New Year in Connecticut
1. Be cautions when attending New Year events in Connecticut
Especially at outdoor events, it’s hard to judge if it’s safe enough to stay. Depending on its severity, fines and arrests can be made to those at places deemed dangerous during COVID-19. Some things to consider if you feel you may be in this situation are:
- Is COVID-19 a major threat in your community at that moment?
- Are the people you’re around taking proper protective measures to ensure the safety of themselves and others?
- How many people will you be interacting with and for how long?
2. Avoid domestic disputes by drinking moderately
New Year’s celebrations during times of COVID-19 can definitely trigger domestic disputes. 2020 has been a challenging year for families and social services in the state. Many institutions reported domestic struggles mostly were caused by high stress circumstances and overwhelming demands among partners. These domestic confrontations sometimes could lead to situations involving police and arrests.
Domestic violence charges have been spiking in Connecticut. To avoid being placed in a situation like this, below are a few resources and hotlines to help with mental health during this unprecedented times:
3. Use a designated driver or get a ride – drunk driving is a crime, you will be arrested
Operating under the influence of alcohols and drugs in Connecticut is a criminal offense. A DUI charge is one of the hardest criminal charges to fight in court. Here is what happens after someone is placed under arrest for driving drunk. Motorists convicted of a first offense may face jail sentences of up to six months and a maximum fine of $1,000. The judge may suspend the jail sentence for a first violation, but you’ll still be placed on probation and expected to complete 100 hours of community service. A conviction will also result in losing your driving privileges for 45 days.
While 2020 may not have been the year you expected, let’s ring in the New Year 2021 hopeful and humble. May 2021 be a better year. We hope the New Year keeps you healthy, successful, and happy. Happy New Year from all of us!
In the case of family and friends facing arrests for any reason, 3-D Bail Bonds is always here to assist 24 hours a day during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We always have a licensed professional located near police stations throughout Connecticut. You can visit our Hartford bail bonds office 57 Fishfry St. 2nd Floor in Hartford CT or call one of our 24-hour bail agents at (860) 247-2245.