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Avoiding a DUI Arrest on St. Patrick's Day

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Your risks of a DUI arrest spike on St. Patrick's Day. You're likely to see more numbers of DUI sobriety checkpoints on Los Angeles roads, over the holiday. Learn how to avoid a DUI arrest.

The easiest way to avoid a DUI arrest is to stay sober, if you expect to drive. If that is not possible for you to do, designate someone to drive you home. Plan beforehand, and arrange for a taxi service to pick you up from the venue, at a specified time.

You are likely to come across more than a few DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles on St. Patrick's Day. DUI checkpoints are legal in the state of California. However, there are quite a few guidelines attached to the establishment of these DUI checkpoints. For one thing, the checkpoint must be publicly advertised. The pattern of pulling motorists over should be neutral. Officers at the checkpoint cannot simply choose to pull motorists over, because of their ethnicity, for example.

Look for DUI checkpoints on your travel route. If there are checkpoints on your route, look for another route.

At the checkpoint, you will be pulled over, and briefly detained. Officers may ask you a few questions, and if the officer has reason to believe that you are driving while drunk, he may decide to subject you to a sobriety test.

If you are arrested at the checkpoint, and fail a sobriety test or breathalyzer test, you will likely be arrested for DUI. For assistance defending your case, speak to a Los Angeles DUI lawyer immediately.

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