Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday, August 29, 2014 until 2:30 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014, in San Anselmo and a second driving under the influence checkpoint, in San Rafael, will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and end at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Under the current state of the law California and United States Federal Courts do not require that the police disclose the exact location of the checkpoints. However, police in Marin County must adhere to a several judicially mandated requirements in order to legally justify the presence of a checkpoint under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Otherwise, the presences of a checkpoint may be found to be in violation of every citizen’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Avoid the Marin 13 DUI task force also plans to have extra roving drunk driving patrols throughout the county and to perform stings on convicted drunken drivers who are under court order not to drive.
A conviction for a first drunk driving offense in Marin County can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in San Anselmo, San Rafael, Fairfax, or Novato, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in San Rafael, Marin County and throughout the greater Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.