Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, is full of culture, excitement and life. The city is teeming with fun places to explore, such as restaurants, concerts, sporting events, museums, parks, theaters, bars, and clubs. There is always someplace to discover every weekend. After a long week of work, a night on the town is like a mini vacation from the real world of responsibility.
Whether you plan on enjoying the night with a few friends, a special someone, or celebrating a special event, you need to plan ahead if you intend on drinking alcohol. Chicago has many taxi services to choose from, but keeping them on speed dial is key! Making this type of preparations is key to avoiding DUI charges. Here is a list to get you started:
Yellow Cab Chicago (312) 829-4222
Chicago Carriage Cab (312) 791-1273
303 Taxi (847) 303-0303
American United Cab (773) 248-7600
Shoreline Sightseeing (312)222-9328
Checker Taxi (312) 243-2537
Beverly Express Transportation (888) 987-1037
Midway Taxi SVC (708) 355-1919
Yellowpages has a full list of Chicago taxi services if none of the above appeal to you.
If you want a more personal experience, you should check out BeMyDD by calling 1-877-U-BEMYDD (877-823-6933). They offer a “designated driver service” and a “pickup you and your car service” at affordable rates. The “designated driver service” allows you to relax in your own car while a driver takes you to your destination and then waits while you enjoy your time out. When you are ready to leave, the driver safely transports you back to your original location. This service allows you to enjoy your time while the driver worries about the driving and parking. The “pickup you and your car service” option allows you to call if you are already out and decide you shouldn’t drive. Two drivers will be dispatched to take you and your car home safely. These options will not only save your life, but will help prevent any DUI charges if you were to get pulled over while intoxicated.
If you find yourself behind the wheel with red and blue lights flashing behind you, make sure you pull over. Keeping a Chicago DUI attorney in your speed dial would be a good safety measure for this type of situation. As an experienced criminal and DUI defense attorney in Chicago, Illinois, I will aggressively defend your case. Make sure you keep my number in your contact list, (708) 233-6100, for the “what if” scenario. I will carefully examine the evidence in your case and give you the best chance to avoid jail time, a conviction, and retain your license.
Everyone needs a break from the hustle and bustle of life, but please think before you drink, and be responsible.