This Thanksgiving, California DUI arrests and traffic fatalities were up from last year. Even in San Diego, where DUI arrests went down marginally, there were more DUI-related fatalities this year. These numbers will likely result in an increase in DUI checkpoints throughout the rest of the holiday season, particularly on the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Eve. North County defense lawyer Peter M. Liss can help anyone who has been arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Vista, Oceanside, Encinitas, Escondido, San Marcos or any other North County area.
Drunk driving penalties vary based on factors including the driver’s record, his or her age, the amount of alcohol in his or her system and more. If you are accused of drunk driving, it doesn’t matter if this is your first time or fourth time, it is critical you always work with a top Oceanside DUI defense attorney.
It is particularly important to fight DUI charges from a drunk driving checkpoint as there are very technical requirements to make a sobriety checkpoint valid. There are a number of things officers setting up a checkpoint must do in order to maintain its legality. Failure properly operate a checkpoint according to these rules can render any resulting DUIs as invalid, but it takes a San Marcos DUI lawyer to be absolutely sure if the checkpoint was operating properly.
If you are accused of drunk driving this holiday season, please call (760) 643-4050 as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation with a top DUI defense lawyer in Escondido.
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