For most, the holidays are a time for cheer, family, and love. This time
of year can also be a time of chaos as families shuffle from store to
store trying to find the perfect present for their relatives. Criminals
like to take advantage of all the chaos to commit their crimes. In this
blog, our Anchorage criminal defense lawyer explores the top 3 most common
offenses committed during the holidays.
1.Drunk Driving – After work social gatherings, family get-togethers and parties
with your friends mean an increase in the opportunity to partake in libations.
Unfortunately, many people choose to drink and drive, which means an increase
in DUIs. In fact, the number of DUI’s increases by 33% during the
2.Identity Theft: Thieves can steal your credit card information, social security number
or other personal information both online and offline. Through phishing,
skimming or physically taking this information, identity thieves are able
to snatch your personal information. Protect your information this year
by staying vigilant. Check your bank account statements, credit card statements
and credit reports often to catch fraud.
3.Shoplifting: Shoplifting reaches an all-time high during the December holidays. Many
families, strapped for cash, take advantage of the busyness and chaos
of the holidays and shoplift.
Were you arrested for one of these crimes over the holidays? Criminal charges
can affect you for the rest of your life, which is why retaining an attorney
to protect your rights is imperative for the success of your case. Let
our skilled Anchorage criminal defense attorney help you.
Contact our offices today to
schedule a consultation.