30Aug 2019

New Jersey And Other States Preparing Labor Day DUI Crackdowns

If you are planning to visit New Jersey over the next few weeks, or 
several other of our neighboring states, be advised that the upcoming 
Labor Day holiday and the weeks before are one of the greatest DUI 
crackdown times of year. One reason for this is that, unlike your 
typical weekend when most people drive drunk after 11 pm, people drive 
drunk as early as 1 or 2 pm around Labor Day due to cookout and beach 

The Labor Day DUI crackdown in many states is done in partnership with 
the nationwide "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign you may have 
heard on the radio or seen on the television or in Internet ads. The 
campaign has been very successful and participating states arrested 
1,196 suspected drunk drivers over last year's Labor Day weekend.

State and local police cannot just set up a roadblock whenever or 
wherever they choose. There are strict guidelines in place in each state 
and police departments need certain authorizations to set one up. If you 
have been stopped at a roadblock and are suspected of driving under the 
influence, it is your attorney's job to make sure the roadblock was a 
legal roadblock and therefore a probable cause stop.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to 
get an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and question all 
evidence against you. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, 
Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and 
have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for 
aggressive and experienced legal defense.