If you are a Tampa resident, then you will want to be aware of a DUI checkpoint that will be located near Highway 60 and Parsons Avenue tonight. There will be BAT and Transport provided at the location. The checkpoint in District II will serve as a warning for all locals that it is never wisest to drink and drive. Instead, individuals need to avoid drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel or they can be arrested.
Most of the time DUI checkpoints serve as a warning. They aren't necessarily an effective tool for arrests. Individuals know where the checkpoints are before they are set up, and signs notify drivers that there is a checkpoint up ahead. Instead of being a trap that catches dozens of DUI drivers, the checkpoints are a visual that proves the Tampa police and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for offenders on the roads.
The checkpoint tonight will take place from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Anyone that is arrested for this crime will be taken to jail and may be formally charged with a DUI offense. If you are caught driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, then you will want a Tampa criminal defense attorney there to help you from your initial arraignment.
You can contact an attorney at Thomas & Paulk today if you are in a bind and need someone to head to the jail to assist you right away. You have the right to remain silent until you have spoken with an attorney after your arrest and you also have the right to hire whatever lawyer you would prefer to help you out with your case. Make sure to maximize this right to the fullest by hiring a reliable attorney at Thomas & Paulk to assist you in your case today!