St. Patrick’s Day – DUI Roving Patrols planned in Orange County

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department just announced that they’re planning a joint operation with the CHP to add extra “roving patrols” for DUI enforcement Wednesday, March 17, 2010 – St. Patrick’s Day.

I’ve written about these “roving patrols” before – there are no special rules just because they call themselves a “DUI patrol.”  They must still make a valid, legal stop and conduct the investigation properly for the case to stand up in court.

See these links for information about how field sobriety tests and answering their questions are voluntary:

DUI and Miranda rights – You don’t have to admit anything!

If you are arrested, you have 10 days to challenge the DMV suspension

Is the 0.08% result in your case accurate?

“One for the road?” – the inaccuracy of blood alcohol results in DUI cases

Be safe.

Joe Dane, Orange County Defense Attorney

(714) 532-3600