If you’re anything but a novice driver in the Bay Area or virtually anywhere else on California roadways, you can supply a quick answer to the above-posed blog headline query.
And that is this: They’re out in force and notably present.
The police, that is. Troopers from the California Highway Patrol. Officers in beefed-up units from local and municipal enforcement agencies. Roving/saturation patrols.
The bottom line: Holidays always yield an appreciably ramped-up police presence on California roadways of every type and spanning the state. Whether you’re driving on a major interstate, in metro traffic or on a backwater rural road, you’re more likely than usual to see law enforcers in cars on the lookout for illegal driving behaviors.
One thing tops the list in that regard, of course, and it is spotlighted every year at this time and running through the winter holidays. That is behind-the wheel inebriation or, more specifically, police officers’ suspicions that a motorist is driving drunk.
We know well the challenges faced by state drivers who become entangled with the criminal justice system following a drunk driving allegation and filed DUI charges. California DUI laws are notably stringent, ranging from heavy fines and license suspension to jail time and other exactions.
The Bay Area Law Office of John W. Noonan is a reliable, aggressive and proven advocate for California drivers who need prompt and aggressive legal help in a DUI matter. We invite readers to peruse our criminal defense website and draw upon our many decades of on-point experience promoting their rights and interests during times of stress and challenge.
A DUI charge is a flatly serious matter in California. Timely and knowledgeable legal advocacy can make a material difference in its outcome.