Police officers in Sacramento County, California are preparing to place extra focus on DUI drivers in the coming month. It is reported that police will look to crack down on drivers from this Friday until Labor Day. It is part of a program called “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The program will include 5 planned DUI checkpoints and 12 patrol cars on the lookout for drivers displaying symptoms of impairment. These programs are designed to keep everyone on the road safe, but they can often lead to unnecessary DUI arrests made by overzealous officers. If you have been arrested in California for DUI, call an attorney from Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP.
While everyone knows that it is illegal to drive when you are drunk, it is important to understand your rights when it comes to being pulled over. For example, a police officer must have a valid reason for stopping your car before they can accuse you of DUI. This usually means you have made a driving error of some kind such as failing to maintain your lane, speeding or not using your turn signal. Leaving a bar at a late hour is not a reason for police to stop you. If you lawyer can prove that the stop that lead to your DUI arrest was unlawful, the charges could be dismissed.
There are many other circumstances that can lead to charges being dropped or reduced. If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI, call a DUI defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you in almost every circumstance. Even if you feel that you are guilty, a DUI lawyer from Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP can still assist you. Call us right now for a free consultation or complete the form on the sidebar to get started.