The Los Angeles Police Department has announced a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint tonight in North Hollywood, where LAPD officers will be checking drivers at the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and drug impairments. Through a press release, LAPD announced that the DUI checkpoint will take place at the following time and location:
- Friday December 3: Cahuenga Boulevard between Broadlawn Drive and Fredonia Drive, 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
People traveling through North Hollywood that are impaired should designate a sober driver to avoid a DUI arrest. If police officers at the checkpoint suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, the driver could be asked to go through field sobriety tests. LAPD states that the consequences of a DUI conviction can include jail time, vehicle storage fees, drivers license suspension, insurance rate increases, other fines and fees, driving under the influence classes. DUI-related expenses can exceed $10,000 in California.
The state of California has strict guidelines and restrictions when it comes to how DUI checkpoints are conducted. We cover the constraints that California law enforcers have when conducting DUI checkpoints in an earlier blog post titled "Los Angeles DUI Attorneys Analyze Sobriety Checkpoints." Individuals in Los Angeles are sometimes wrongfully arrested for DUI when going through checkpoints, so it's important to know your legal rights when proceeding through such a roadblock. Anybody who is arrested for DUI and feels that law enforcement officers didn't go through the right procedures to conduct a checkpoint, should contact a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer to learn more about fighting a DUI charge.
- Traffic Stops and Roadblocks (FindLaw)
- Find a DUI Attorney in Los Angeles (FindLaw)
- The Current State of Sobriety Checkpoints in California (FindLaw's KnowledgeBase)