A California deputy is being recognized by the city council for her achievements, productivity and professionalism in making multiple arrests, including DUI. According to the OC Register, Deputy Christine Chang arrested three people after she found 50 heroin-filled balloons on top of other arrests throughout the year.
What most citizens do not realize, is that officers are often encouraged to be overzealous in making DUI arrests. Oftentimes, officers make up reasons for a stop, making it unlawful, and even conveniently have their patrol videos turned off until after the stop is initiated. Officers should be trained in administering DUI field sobriety tests; however, most times they do not give the proper instructions, causing the motorist to inadvertently fail the tests.
If you have been recently arrested for driving under the influence, contact our California DUI Defense Attorneys. Our lawyers are certified by NHTSA and will be able to inform you whether your stop and arrest were done lawfully and how we will be able to help you.