DUI checkpoints significantly increase over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and throughout California. These checkpoints not only result in helping to keep impaired drivers off the road by arresting them, but their mere existence also has a psychological effect on people deciding whether to drive after drinking. Many people will think twice about getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or using drugs for fear they might drive get stopped at a checkpoint. The costs of being arrested, vehicle towed, insurance, Court as well as the anxiety involved and possible impact on your future, far outweigh the inconveinence and minor expense of a taxi or other arrangement.
DUI checkpoints are not simply set up on a whim for law enforcement but require planning, manpower, logistics for people and equipment. There are legal guidelines and rules that set out how a checkpoint is to be set up, run and the required notice to the public. Failure to conduct a checkpoint in accordance with these regulations can result in the dismissal of charges. In checkpoint cases, experienced DUI lawyers review all aspects of the checkpoint for possible violations along with everything else.
Christoph Law Offices have been located across from Vista Courts in the same office for over 30 years. We provide the highest level of personalized professional representation and have handled over 3000 DUI cases. Call 760-941-5720 for a free consultation and evaluation of your case and let us help you get the best resolution in your case.