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DUI Sting Operations Are Coming to Your Orange County Neighborhood
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 call COURT STINGS, 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!
Everyone wants roads to be safe, but the law is not only reaching out to put you in the grasp of the officer's handcuffs, but is being used to search for someone they may think is driving impaired, 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 (949) 537-2202 to arrange for your free consultation.
- Ms. Landry is interviewed by CBS2/KCAL9 News discussing the recent finding of Orange County Crime Lab errors. Click here.
- Ms. Landry featured in Los Angeles Times article discussing Orange County Crime Lab error: "Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases" 11/10/13
- Ms. Landry featured in Orange County Register article discussing flawed blood alcohol tests. Read the 11/8 press release or check out the article as it appears: "Flawed Test Misstated Blood-Alcohol Results" Part 1 and Part 2.
- Ms. Landry is Featured in the May 2013 Edition of, "Car & Driver 2013 Top Attorneys DUI Defense."
- Ms. Landry is quoted on OC Register's highly debated topic "O.C. may be among first to require DUI ignition locks."
- "New Legislation for Early Reinstatement With IID Installation for Wet Reckless w/Priors."