Tips to Stay Out of Trouble With the Law This Holiday Season

Tips to Stay Out of Trouble With the Law This Holiday Season

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t bring trouble. Increased alcohol consumption, financial pressure, and family conflicts all contribute to higher crime rates during the holidays. If you want to make sure your Christmas season is full of cheer, you’ll need to avoid issues with the law.

Be Careful with Alcohol

If you’ll be in a situation involving alcohol, either bring along a designated driver or plan to sleep on the couch. If you don’t think you can control your drinking, try to remain sober. You don’t need alcohol to have a great time!

Avoid People You Don’t Get Along With

Not everyone has a great relationship with their family. Domestic violence and family-related conflicts can definitely become worse over the holidays. While many family issues are worth working through, using self-awareness to identify what situations are best to avoid can be extremely helpful. If you worry that spending time with your family could result in a physical altercation, it's best to stay away or keep or distance.

Don’t Feel Tempted to Shoplift

You have a lot of people to buy presents for. The financial pressure to provide for everyone can be distressing for many people. This is one reason depression and other mood disorders tend to worsen around the holidays. As the pressure builds up, you might consider shoplifting a few expensive items to help you pay for Christmas gifts.

Shoplifting and similar actions will not help you in the long run and can have rough implications with the law. If you can’t afford gifts this year, consider letting your loved ones know before the big day arrives. If you explain your situation or ask for more time to get a gift or two, they may understand. You can also consider giving low-price gifts from thrift stores or even crafting some handmade gifts yourself.

Stay in and Relax

There’s always the option of staying home and skipping the holiday gatherings this year, especially if you don’t get along with your extended family. You can have a peaceful holiday by yourself or with your immediate family members at home. Cook a nice meal, drink some hot chocolate, watch all your favorite movies, and catch up on sleep. You’ll return to everyday life feeling refreshed, and you won’t risk getting into trouble over the holiday break.

If you or someone you love is arrested this holiday season, please contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds at for help. Our live agents are available 24 hours a day to assist you.


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