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Orange County DUI Checkpoints for New Year’s 2012

By The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman  Jan. 7, 2013 3:28p

In Orange County, several DUI checkpoints will be conducted over the 2012 - 2013 New Year's holiday period in an effort to cut down on drunk and drug-impaired driving in the county. Checkpoints will be set up in Seal Beach, Placentia, Anaheim, and Buena Park, manned by the local Sheriff Departments and city police departments. Additional unannounced checkpoints will also be put into place by these law enforcement agencies as well as the California Highway Patrol. The saturation of DUI checkpoints as a campaign began on December 14 by the Avoid the 38 Task Force, a group of 38 agencies participating in a crackdown on drunk drivers in Orange County.

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these types of checkpoints have documented results in reducing traffic accidents and injuries associated with drunk driving. The CDC has stated that research published in an issue of Traffic Injury Prevention showed that DUI checkpoints showed consistent results in reducing accidents by as much as 20 percent. Per the NHTSA, more than 10,000 individuals lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2010.

Charged with DUI? Talk to an Orange County DUI Attorney

A DUI arrest and charge can result in serious consequences in Orange County, including the loss of your driving privileges, potential jail time, and financial repercussions that can extend into the thousands of dollars. Above and beyond this, if you are convicted you will have a permanent criminal record which can adversely affect you for the rest of your life. Such potential harsh consequences require serious legal representation from an attorney who is familiar with this often complex area of criminal defense.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, located in Fullerton and serving clients throughout the county, has extensive experience in handling all types of DUI cases. Attorney Goodman is a committed and passionate advocate for those facing criminal charges such as DUI. After such an arrest, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible; time is of the essence in such matters. The firm offers a free, initial consultation in which you can discuss the specifics of your arrest and charges with an attorney. Learn what your legal options are and how a viable defense can be put together on your behalf.

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