Santa Ana, Orange County - The weekend is here, and police departments will be out doing DUI patrols and checkpoints, seeking DUI arrests. It also so happens that Saturday is April 20, or "4/20," which is a special date for marijuana smokers.
Law enforcement in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside are also aware of this "special" date, and they're responding in kind with added DUI patrols.
At this time there is only one DUI checkpoint we are aware of.
Santa Ana DUI Checkpoint.
Friday, April 19
Santa Ana - Main Street, between First Street and Fourth Street
8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Throughout Southern California police officers will be out looking for people DUI, DUI-Drugs, and under the influence.
If you know of any DUI checkpoints in Southern California this weekend please let us know on our Facebook page or on our Twitter, OCLegalHelp.
Santa Ana drug crimes attorney Michael L. Guisti explains that a DUI charge is something you must take very seriously, because a lot of people who receive a DUI for the first time think it's nothing more than a traffic ticket. Well, Guisti stresses, sadly they're wrong, because a DUI is a criminal offense that can result in jail time, and will be on your criminal record, which can make life difficult for you.
Now if you're under the influence of marijuana while driving, even if it's legal medical marijuana, you could be arrested and charged with DUI-Drugs, says Guisti.
Guisti explains that with DUI-Drugs, "drugs" means, under state law, "your physical or mental abilities are impaired to such a degree that you no longer have the ability to drive with the caution characteristic of a sober person of ordinary prudence under the same or similar circumstances".
To determine if you were DUID a Drug Recognition Evaluator from an Orange County law enforcement agency with special drug training is usually brought to in to assess a DUID suspect. Unlike a DUI test a DUID test usually takes place in a police station, explains Guisti.
With a DUI-Drug conviction you could have a drug crime on your record, says Guisti.
If you've been arrested for DUI, DUI-Drugs, marijuana, or any drug crime, please contact The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti right away.
For over a decade the DUI specialists at The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti have won very tough DUI and DUI related cases for our clients in the Orange County counts.
So please, contact us now.