*Prior DUI convictions: If you have a prior conviction for DUI, the penalties against you are increased dramatically. By the time you have three priors, you will be looking at time in state prison for the fourth. Cases with priors that are less than 10 years old need particular attention to certain details. The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, located in Palm Springs, California, know the particularities of multiple DUI priors and has a great success rate in handling them.*DUI with collision: If you were involved with a collision and the cop determined that you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the charges and penalties against you are drastically more serious. If not handled properly, they almost always result in serious fines, jail time, and alcohol classes. The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, located in Palm Springs, California, knows the intricacies of handling DUI with collision charges.*DUI by a minor: Whenever a minor is charged with DUI in California, the penalties are especially harsh. The minor is looking at an automatic license suspension with no possibility of restricted license for a year if convicted. Some judges in some courts want to “throw the book” at minors to teach them a lessor or make an example out of them. Don’t become the example.
*Sometimes a person who receives a DUI feels that they need help for an alcohol addiction/problem. If a client of the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache feels this way, then rehabilitation will be the ultimate goal. Ms. Arrache has a great success rate of getting clients the help they desire, instead of jail time.
DUI checkpoints are commonly used by the police enforcement agencies. They allow cops to encounter hundred, or even thousands, of potential law violators in one given location. The officers are allowed to talk to people without the otherwise required reasonable suspicion needed to talk to most individuals.
However, the cops are not allowed to make a checkpoint whenever or however they want. There are specific regulations which must be followed. For example, the checkpoint must be published at least 48 hours before it is to occur. They must establish a pattern for pulling people over. They are not allowed to stop every car. They must establish a random pattern for the stop. There was a monumental case which laid the foundation for the way checkpoints are held, Ingersoll v. Palmer.
Many times, drivers under the influence are not the only people arrested at a checkpoint. The officers encounter people with suspended licenses, warrants, or who have other reasons for arrest. And not every person encountered by the cops, or who is made to go under a field test is arrested. Click here to read sample results from a recent DUI checkpoint in Riverside County.
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