DUI Sting Operations Are Coming to Your Orange County Neighborhood
As reported by the
Orange County Register this month, the
Orange County Sheriff's Department has received a significant state grant designed
to arrest persons who have consumed alcohol and driven a vehicle. $874,852
has been allocated for sobriety checkpoints (which notoriously do NOT
result in many arrests) as well as roving DUI patrols (which do result
in many arrests).
As part of this new money, police officers will become more aggressive
in what we can
COURT STINGS (View "Anti-DUI Sting Nabs 5 at Newport Beach Courthouse") - hanging out in court parking lots, running the history on the
license plates of cars parked in the court lots, and waiting to see who
gets into the car when they leave court. Some judges call this practice
"FISHING" and believe it is an effective tool in getting people
who are driving on a suspended license arrested. Along with current technology
which allows a moving patrol vehicle to scan license plates and respond
by an audible "ding" these actions are now being funded for
court parking lots. The same practice happens every day near bars and
restaurant parking lots near you!
Obviously everyone wants the roadways to be safe, but the long arm of the
law is not only reaching out to put you in the grasp of the officer's
handcuffs, but is being used to search and find someone they may think
is driving impaired or under the influence of alcohol, instead of to protect
and serve when they actually view someone driving drunk.
If this has happened to you, please don't attempt to fight the government
with all of its resources by yourself. Call our office to arrange for
your free consultation,
(877) 384-7833 or
visit our contact page.