Orange County, California, law enforcement agencies reported 211 driving under the influence arrests over the 4th of July weekend. According to the multiagency DUI task force, this is nearly twice as many DUI arreests as last year. In 2010 there were 108 arrests reported.
The enforcement campaign is known as “Avoid” and involves the CHP, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and police departments. The funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Orange County law enforcement agencies have been aggressively tackling the problem, pushing for more saturation and grants for DUI checkpoints. Officers on foot patrol have also been put in place in an effort to, according to officials, help intoxicated individuals get rides home.
A conviction for DUI can carry long lasting effects on a person’s life and for that reason, it is important for anyone facing a DUI conviction, to have experienced legal representation. A good Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney, who has expertise in DUI arrests, will make every effort to have the charges reduced and/or dismissed. A key factor in choosing an attorney is to look for an attorney who is familiar with the Court in which the case is pending, as well as the other Courts in Orange County. A good relationship with the Judges, District Attorneys, Court Clerks and other personnel can influence a positive outcome and ensure that you get the best possible result.
Anyone who has been arrested for DUI, Driving Under the Influence or Drunk Driving, needs an attorney who is skilled and will gather the appropriate evidence, know how to use it intelligently and efficiently, and render the best possible outcome for their client.
If you would like to know more about Driving Under the Influence, contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney William M. Weinberg at his Irvine, California office at 949-474-8008 or at www.williamweinberg.com.