DUI Enforcement Will Be Up This Holiday Season in Northeast Florida

Arrests tend to go down during holidays because there are less police officers on the streets of Jacksonville. The one crime the officers on patrol will be looking for is Driving Under the Influence in Jacksonville.

The police in Jacksonville Beach are hyper vigilant when it comes to arresting people for DUI. There are many bars in a small area so the pickings are good for them. Officers just sit in parking lots near the bars and will watch you leave. They will get behind you and wait for you to commit some traffic infraction that will justify them pulling you over. Once they do, 9 times out of 10, they will smell the odor of alcohol on your breath and you will be detained for further questioning and testing.

When you are pulled over after you have been drinking and the officer tells you he is conducting a “DUI investigation”, you have the right to remain silent. You should request to speak to a DUI lawyer in Jacksonville right then. The police read you your rights. Exercise them.