Law enforcement authorities in California are ceaselessly “cracking down” on driving under the influence. In one recent effort, those drivers arrested for DWI in northern California’s Glenn County, especially repeating offenders and those involved in fatal or injury crashes, can now expect to face some highly-trained and specialized prosecutors thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Glenn County officials said in October. The $116,492 grant to the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office will fund a prosecution team that will work DUI cases from the initial arrest through sentencing, said Glenn County District Attorney Dwayne R. Stewart. If you’re charged with DWI in southern California, contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney as quickly as possible for the legal help you’ll require.

The grant money will help Glenn County more effectively prosecute both alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases. Stewart said the special prosecutors will work to expand knowledge and resources in his office by obtaining and delivering specialized training, including training in the emerging problem of drug-impaired driving. Prosecutors will share information with their peers and with other law enforcement personnel throughout the county and across the state, he said.

If you are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence anywhere in California, be cooperative and friendly, but protect your rights. Insist on your right to remain silent and your right to have an attorney present during questioning. Do not try to act as your own attorney – too much is at stake. Accept no plea agreement before consulting with a trustworthy DUI lawyer. A DWI attorney can challenge the legality of the traffic stop, the results of any DWI test, and the testimony of the arresting officer(s). If you’re charged with DWI  in Orange County or elsewhere in southern California, contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney immediately.