The holidays bring their own sources of stress and joy. The amount of social drinking that takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day can be fun for some but can land others in a legal mess. You may think you're fine to drive, but then you get pulled over for erratic driving. There's also the risk of enforcement zones and roadblocks, where police stop and speak with every driver to evaluate if they are under the influence.
Maybe you've had a life circumstance change that you didn't anticipate -- the loss of a job, or unexpected expenses that have taken a huge bite out of your income. Maybe you agreed to a child support order that was too aggressive to begin with and now you are seeing that it is simply not possible for you to meet all of that obligation on your current income.