THE HOLIDAYS AND DUI CHECKPOINTS

Posted on: October 12, 2015 by in DUI
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Orange County DUI lawyerCalifornia Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

With Labor Day gone, school back in session, and the holidays approaching, it’s that time of year when police departments in California conduct more DUI checkpoints. If you are detained at a DUI checkpoint, be cooperative, and you’ll probably pass through without trouble. After you’ve identified yourself and produced your license and vehicle registration, you may politely decline to answer any questions. If you are arrested at a DUI checkpoint, obtain legal help at once and contact an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer.

You may be asked to take a field sobriety test or a “PAS” (preliminary alcohol-screening) test at the checkpoint. You must comply if you are under 21 or on probation for a previous DUI conviction. Otherwise, you should politely decline to be tested at that time. If you are placed under arrest, however, and the police ask you to submit to a DUI test, you must comply at that time – and only after being arrested – or face an additional criminal charge. It really goes without saying: don’t drink and drive. Arrange in advance for a designated driver, call a cab, or find a room or a couch for the night. If you’re detained at a sobriety checkpoint, arrested, and charged with DUI, obtain legal help as swiftly as possible by contacting an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer.

No attorney can ever promise or guarantee a particular result in any criminal proceeding. Still, a trained and experienced DUI attorney can often bring into doubt DUI test results and the testimony of the arresting officer(s). In California, DUI charges are sometimes reduced and sometimes dismissed entirely. Alternately, a reasonable plea bargain may be accepted, or you may be found not guilty at a trial and acquitted entirely. A good DUI lawyer can evaluate your case and provide the legal advice and the aggressive legal defense that’s right for you. If you are charged with DUI in southern California under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), make the call without delay to an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer.

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