Law enforcement is becoming more creative when conducting DUI investigations. In many law enforcement agencies, they are allowing the suspect to call a friend or family member to pick the person up instead of taking the person to jail. This is not to benefit the suspect, but most individuals believe the officer is doing them a favor because they were not under the influence or there are problems with the case.
Unfortunately, when a DUI investigation occurs by the Fresno Police Department, the driver will face the same DUI charges as another driver that was taken into custody. This is especially true for the Fresno Police DUI Enforcement officers. Most of these DUI motorcycle officers are only allowing the individual to go home if he or she can locate a ride so the police officer does not have to spend time booking the individual into jail. This allows the officer to arrest more suspects because they are not forced to waste time at the police department or jail.
It is important to remember that in order for an officer to give a breath or blood chemical test, the driver must be arrested. Therefore, just because the individual did not go to jail, does not mean there was not an arrest.
If you were involved in a DUI investigation, you should talk to a DUI lawyer right away. Call for a free consultation- (559) 447-1240.