Southern California DUI Checkpoints for Friday, January 6

January 6, 2012

Santa Ana, Orange County - After the big New Years' holiday weekend law enforcement is still out there with planned DUI checkpoints for this Friday night.

Orange County DUI Checkpoints:

No DUI checkpoints are planned for Orange County.

Los Angeles County DUI Checkpoints:

The Los Angeles Police Department is planning a DUI checkpoint in Van Nuys at Roscoe Blvd. at Noble, just east of the 405, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.

There will be a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower at an undisclosed location from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Downey will have a DUI checkpoint also at an undisclosed location from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

San Bernardino County DUI Checkpoints:

Fontana will have a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Riverside County DUI Checkpoints:

No DUI checkpoints are planned for Riverside County.

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What If You're Arrested for DUI?

Now if you have been arrested for DUI, whether at a DUI checkpoint or during a routine pullover, understand you have several defense options, says Santa Ana criminal attorney Michael L. Guisti, and it's not as cut-and-dry as it may seem.

First off it's very important to understand that if you've been arrested for alleged drunk driving you have only ten days to contact the Irvine DMV office for a drivers license hearing, and when you hire a Southern California DUI lawyer they'll set up the hearing and delay suspension hearings so they can prepare a stellar DMV case for you, says Guisti.

They're two things DUI attorneys look at in DUI cases, what prompted the police to pull you over and how was your DUI test handled, says Guisti.

Guisti stresses that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police can't simply stop you based on a "gut-feeling," but rather must have a compelling reason, and if there was no compelling reason then your case should be dismissed,

To the second point, DUI tests are notoriously flawed, but under Title 17 the way the tests are administered and blood tests are handled must follow very strict guidelines, and if police even slightly break the rules or it's found the test couldn't provide an accurate reading as outlined in Title 17 then your case is dismissed, explains Guisti.

If you had trouble at DUI checkpoints you must call our Orange County DUI attorney experts at the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti right now at 888-478-8999 so we can examine your charge, investigate the arresting police officer's action and ensure justice for you.

The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti have over a decade of experience winning cases for our clients accused of DUI in the courts of Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego.

Our goal is to win your DUI case for you, and we'll settle for nothing less, so please call us now.