Compliance Checks, a Heightened Patrol, and a Saturation Patrol

In the coming few days, there will each of these events meant to enforce laws regarding driving under the influence and underage drinking. The sheriff's office puts on compliance checks in order to ensure that local establishments that are licensed to sell liquor do so in a way that does not allow minors to consume the substance. In these checks, a teen could be asked to go into a store to test the clerk. Will the clerk remember to card the teen? Will he or she be willing to sell to the minor? Are they susceptible to a bribe? Then in DUI patrols, deputies travel the streets with the express purpose of finding drunk drivers.

Here is when these events are scheduled to take place:

  • Thursday, July 24: Compliance checks are on the schedule for Southern Hillsborough County (District IV) with a start time of 6:00 p.m. and end time of 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday, July 25: More compliance checks are scheduled, again for 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., but in this instance for Northern Hillsborough County (District I).
  • Friday, July 25: There will also be a heightened patrol for Western Hillsborough County (District III). This is set to go from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 26: For Southern Hillsborough County (District IV), there will be a saturation patrol at 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

If you or someone you know is arrested, whether it is for unwittingly selling alcohol to a minor, refusing a breath test, or any other alleged offense, you could be facing jail, fines, career loss, and a permanent criminal record. This is a time when you need serious defense. If you find yourself in this dire situation, get time and a skilled defender on your side. Call a Tampa criminal lawyer at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. today!