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Are Police Making DUI Arrest During the Coronavirus?

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: April 30, 2020

Learn Whether the Los Angeles Police Are Arresting People For DUI’s During the Coronavirus

This is a good question because you probably have to assume that the police don’t really want to deal with anybody during this Coronavirus because they themselves might fall prey to getting the Corona Virus.

In fact, there’s a number of LAPD officers who have been infected with the Coronavirus.  However, I am getting a number of cases for DUI’s, so they’re definitely still arresting people for DUI in Los Angeles county.

So, if you have one, pick the phone up.  Make the call.  A lot of times I meet with people over the phone.  I’ve got over 400 reviews from attorneys and prior clients on the internet.  I’ve got about 300 videos.  I’ve handled thousands of DUI cases.  So, I can definitely help you during these tough times.

Police are Cutting Corners

All of the same issues are there:  whether or not the police actually see you driving; what your blood alcohol level.  Sometimes the police are cutting corners though.  In some of the recent DUI cases that I’ve got regarding the investigation and not really checking everything out.Are Los Angeles Police Making DUI Arrest During the Coronavirus?

Again, because they don’t want to come in contact with witnesses.  The more people they talk to, the more people they have to interact with and the more likely it is they might get the Coronavirus.

So, if you were swept up in LAPD or the sheriff’s net — even CHP is probably who makes the most  DUI arrest in Los Angeles county — the California Highway Patrol.

If any of those individuals arrested you and you’ve got a DUI case pending in one of the Los Angeles courts, we can definitely help you and a lot of times we can make it real easy.

We’ll deal with the DMV.  We’ll deal with the courts.  If we have to have you come in, it will be very limited so you don’t have to expose yourself as well.

Courts Are Still Open During Coronavirus

Unfortunately, I’m in all of the 38 courts making appearances.  They’re all still open during the Coronavirus.  Obviously, I’m wearing a mask and I can get in and out of there pretty quickly without having to languish in there subjecting myself to getting the Corona Virus.

So, if you’ve got a DUI, despite the fact that there’s the Coronavirus, and the police have given you a ticket and you have to go to court, pick up the phone.  Make the call.

Let’s talk about it.  We’ll make the first court appearance for you, get the paperwork, send you over a copy and then we can talk about it either face to face or via the telephone.

We also have to call the DMV within ten days of your arrest so we’ll make that call for you to set up the hearing.  Most of the hearings are being pushed back about a month, two months or three months while they try and settle everything up here for the Coronavirus.

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

We also have the issue of once everybody ends up going to court on their DUI’s during this Coronavirus arrest phase, it’s going to be very difficult for the courts to handle all the cases.

This is due to the fact all of the cases have been pushed 30, 60, 90 days, so they’re all going to strike at the same time, that included with the new DUI arrests in Los Angeles county.  It’s going to be very tough, but it’s nothing that we can’t handle.

In fact, we will try to use it to our advantage to get you the best possible resolution.  The more cases they have, the more problems they have, the more likely the defense is going to be able to take advantage of that. We will talk to you soon and see you soon.  All the best.

Ron Hedding

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