DUI Checkpoints in Los Angeles

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Where Are the Sobriety Checkpoints Tonight Near Me in LA?

Find all details about LA checkpoints in this table, including the city, location, and time.

CityCheckpoint LocationTime
HarborDUI Saturation Patrol in Harbor AreaFrom 12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2024
Los AngelesVanowen St & Rhodes Ave Los Angeles, CA 91605From 6 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2024
Santa MonicaDUI Checkpoint by SMPD - Undisclosed Location in Santa MonicaFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Friday, March 1, 2024
PomonaDUI patrols will be throughout the City of Pomona by Pomona PDFrom 7 PM to 3 AM on Friday March 1, 2024
Los AngelesOlympic Boulevard and Sunbury AvenueFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024
Los AngelesGlenoaks Boulevard and Paxton StreetFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024
Los AngelesFairfax Avenue and Electric DriveFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024
PomonaDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint - Undisclosed location within Pomona City limits.From 9 PM to 3 AM on Friday March 1, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol by LAPD in Topanga Area (Canoga Park, West Hills, Winnetka, Woodland Hills)From 12 PM to 8 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol by LAPD in West Valley AreaFrom 12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint by LAPD at Western Avenue and 247th Street in South LAFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint by LAPD at Slauson Avenue and Figueroa Street in South LAFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint by LAPD at La Cienega Boulevard and Sawyer Street in Mid-CityFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint by LAPD at Florence Avenue and Main Street in South Los AngelesFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2024
Los AngelesNear Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 - Nearby Jack in the Box6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, February 16 2024
Los AngelesDUI Check at East 4th St & S Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013From 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2024
DowneyDUI Checkpoint - Alcohol and/or Drug- Undisclosed Location in DowneyFrom 8 PM to 2:30 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2024
Monterey ParkDUI Patrols Alcohol and/or Drugs in Monterey Park AreaFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Monday February 12, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Wilshire Division Area3 PM to 11 PM Sunday February 11, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Newton Division Area5 PM to 1 AM Sunday February 11, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - North Hollywood Division Area5 PM to 1 AM Sunday February 11, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - South Bureau Division Area6 PM to 2 AM Sunday February 11, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Near Van Nuys AreaFrom 12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Near South Bureau (West Adams, South Los Angeles, Harbor Area)From 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Near Hollenbeck Area (Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights area)From 4 PM to 12 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Long BeachDUI and Driver License (CDL) Checkpoint by LBPD - West Division Area Long Beach CAFrom 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM Friday, February 9, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Van Nuys Boulevard and Vanowen Street Los Angeles, CA 91405From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, February 9, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Pacific Coast Highway and Figueroa Street (Harbor City/Wilmington area)From 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Whittier Boulevard and Fresno Street (Boyle Heights) Los Angeles, CA 90023From 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Topanga AreaFrom 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM on Sunday, February 4, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Wilshire Boulevard and Union AvenueFrom 6:00 P.M. To 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - Rampart AreaFrom 4:00 P.M. To 12:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Vanowen Street and Rhodes Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91605From 6:00 P.M. To 11:00 A.M. Friday February 2, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Santa Monica Boulevard and Bronson Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038From 6:00 P.M. To 11:00 A.M. Friday February 2, 2024
Los AngelesLaurel Canyon Boulevard and Rinaldi Street Los Angeles, CA 91340From 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in Mission AreaFrom 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM on Sunday January 28, 2024
CovinaSobriety and Drivers License Checkpoints - Arrow Hwy between Barranca & Grand AveFrom 7 PM to 2 AM on Saturday January 27 2024
Los AngelesImperial Hwy. & Compton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90059 - Interstate 105 (I-105) OverpassFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Saturday January 27, 2024
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Rampart Village Los Angeles, CAFrom 12 PM to 8 AM on Saturday January 27, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in South BureauFrom 6 PM to 2 AM Friday, January 26
Long BeachDUI Checkpoint at Pacific Avenue and 10th StreetFrom 6 PM to 11 PM Thursday, January 25
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint at Slauson Avenue and 110 FreewayFrom 6 PM to 11 PM Thursday, January 25
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in Foothill Area12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, January 21, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Wilshire Boulevard and Union Avenue Los Angeles, CA 900176 PM to 11 AM Saturday, January 20, 2024
PomonaDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Undisclosed Location9 PM to 3 AM Friday, January 19, 2024
PomonaDUI Patrols Alcohol and/or Drugs in City of Pomona7 PM to 3 AM Friday, January 19, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint at Santa Monica Boulevard and Thayer Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, January 19 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint at La Brea Avenue and Obama Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA 90016From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, January 19 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint at Western Avenue and 8th Street - Los Angeles, CA 90005From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, January 19 2024
Hollenbeck Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - in Hollenbeck Area ( Based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes and arrests. )From 4 PM to 12 AM on Thursday, January 18 2024
La VerneUndisclosed location in the City of La VerneFrom 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Sat January 13, 2024
Los AngelesUnion Ave & Olympic Blvd (Southbound) - Area West Of The 110 Los Angeles, CA 900155 PM to 1 AM Friday, January 12, 2024
PomonaDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Undisclosed Location9 PM to 3 AM Friday, January 12, 2024
PomonaDUI Patrols in City of Pomona7 PM to 3 AM Friday, January 12, 2024
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint- La Cienega Boulevard and Sawyer Street Los Angeles, CA 90034From 6 PM to 11 PM on Monday, January 1, 2024 (Happy New Year)
Pico RiveraPassons Blvd & Washington Blvd Pico Rivera, CA 90660Sun Dec 31 - New Years Eve, 2024
Los AngelesSunset Blvd and N Orange Grove Ave Near Area East Of N Fairfax AveFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, December 29, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - Area Downtown Central BureauFrom 4 PM to 12 AM on Friday, December 29, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint- Victory Boulevard and Babcock Avenue - Area West Of Whitsett Ave/hollywood Hollywood FreewayFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, December 29, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint- Slauson Avenue and Hoover Street - Area West Of I-110From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, December 29, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint- Sunset Boulevard and Orange Grove AvenueFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, December 29, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Huntington Drive and Pueblo Street Los Angeles, CA 90032From 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Marylee Street Los Angeles, CA 91367From 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2023
AzusaDui Check Point - Undisclosed LocationFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - in Van Nuys BoulevardFrom 3 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, December 23, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - in South BureauFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Western Avenue and Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019From 6 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, December 23, 2023
Long BeachEast Division area Near City east of Cherry AvenueFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Friday, December 22, 2023
Santa MonicaUndisclosed Location - based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashesFrom 6 PM to 2 AM on Friday, December 22, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Figueroa Street and 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017From 6 PM to 11 PM on Friday, December 22, 2023
Los AngelesFigueroa Street - Interstate 110 and State Route 110- WilmingtonFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - in Central BureauFrom 4 PM to 12 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Pacific Coast Highway and Figueroa StreetFrom 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol - in Hollywood AreaFrom 9 PM to 3 AM on Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Checkpoint - Tampa Avenue and Plummer Street Los Angeles, CA 913246 PM to 11 PM on Monday, December 18, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols in Hollenbeck Area4:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. On Saturday, December 16, 2023
Los AngelesRoscoe Blvd and White Oak Ave Near Area West Of I-4056:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. On Saturday, December 16, 2023
South PasadenaUndisclosed Location7:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. On Saturday, December 16, 2023
Monterey ParkUndisclosed location - DUI Patrols - Alcohol and/or Drugs6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
GlendaleUndisclosed Location6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
AlhambraUndisclosed Location7:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
MonroviaUndisclosed LocationFriday Dec 15, 2023
Redondo BeachUndisclosed Location6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
Los AngelesUndisclosed Location6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
Monterey ParkUndisclosed location6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Friday Dec 15, 2023
West CovinaUndisclosed Location6pm To 2am - Thu Dec 14, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols in Newton Area4pm To 12am - Thu Dec 14, 2023
Bossier ParishUndisclosed LocationFrom 8 P.M. on Saturday, December 9, 2023
BurbankDUI Checkpoints - Alcohol and/or drug or Recreational Marijuana - Undisclosed Location - Based on a history of DUI crashes and ArrestsFrom 7 P.M. on Saturday, December 9, 2023
La VerneUndisclosed Location within City LimitsFrom 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2023.
PomonaSaturation PatrolsFrom 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2023.
PomonaUndisclosed Location within City LimitsFrom 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2023.
PasadenaUndisclosed Location within City LimitsFriday, December 1, 2023.
San PedroPacific Avenue and 10th Street in San PedroFrom 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
Los AngelesImperial Highway and Main Street Near just west of the 105 Freeway's terminus immediately south of LAX6 A.M. To 11 P.M. Saturday, November 25, 2023
Los AngelesLaurel Canyon Boulevard6 A.M. To 11 P.M. Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Los AngelesNear Osborne Street6 A.M. To 11 P.M. Wednesday, 22 November 2023
PomonaDUI Patrols - City of Pomona7 PM To 3 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
PomonaDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint - Undisclosed location within the city limits of Pomona9 PM To 3 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
LancasterAve L And 10th West - Area CostcoNight Friday November 3, 2023
North HollywoodNorth Hollywood Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement3pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 30, 2023
Los AngelesNewton Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement3pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 30, 2023
Los AngelesHollywood Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement3pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 30, 2023
Los AngelesRampart Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement12pm To 8pm - Sat Sep 30, 2023
Los AngelesN La Brea Ave and Oakwood Ave - Area North Of Beverly Blvd Near Rapport International Furniture6pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 29, 2023
Los AngelesPacific Coast Highway and Frigate Ave Near Area East Of The I-1106pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 29, 2023
Los AngelesVan Nuys Blvd and Remick Ave Near Area North East I-56pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 29, 2023
Los AngelesVan Nuys Blvd and Vanowen St Near Area East Of I-4056pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 29, 2023
Los AngelesNewton Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement4pm To 12am - Fri Sep 29, 2023
Los AngelesNear Slauson Ave - Area I-1106pm To 11pm - Thu Sep 28, 2023
Los AngelesSouth Bureau - Saturation Patrols Enhanced Enforcement6pm To 2am - Thu Sep 28, 2023
Los AngelesVan Nuys Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement3pm To 11pm - Sun Sep 24, 2023
Long BeachS Pacific Ave and 12th St - Area In San Pedro6pm To 11pm - Sun Sep 24, 2023
Los AngelesVictory Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd - Area East Of Us-101 Van Nuys6pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 23, 2023
NewhallUndisclosed location within the city limits8pm To 2am - Fri Sep 22, 2023
Baldwin ParkUndisclosed location within the city limits6pm To 12am - Fri Sep 22, 2023
Los AngelesSanta Monica Blvd and N Bronson Ave - Area Hollywood Forever Cemetery6pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 22, 2023
Los AngelesFlorence Ave and S Central Ave - Area East Of The I-110 - 76 Gas Station6pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 22, 2023
Van NuysSherman Way and Sepulveda Blvd - Area East I-405 By Cvs6pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 22, 2023
Los AngelesNewton Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement4pm To 12am - Thu Sep 21, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - South Bureau - Areas 77th St, Harbor, Southeast, Southwest6pm To 2am - Sun Sep 17, 2023
North HollywoodSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - Mission Area3pm To 11pm - Sun Sep 17, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - 77th Street Area12pm To 8pm - Sun Sep 17, 2023
Los AngelesNordhoff St and Woodley Ave - Area West Of I-4056pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 16, 2023
Los AngelesImperial Hwy. and Compton Ave - Area Just North Of The I-105 Overpass6pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 16, 2023
Los AngelesVictory Bvld and St Clair Ave - Area East Of Ca-170 Near North Hollywood6pm To 11pm - Sat Sep 16, 2023
Los AngelesW Olympic Blvd and and S Crenshaw Blvd - Area North Of I-10Fri Sep 15, 2023
MalibuUndisclosed Location - Area In Malibu6pm To 2am - Fri Sep 15, 2023
Los AngelesSouth Bureau - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement6pm To 2am - Fri Sep 15, 2023
Los AngelesHollenbeck Area - Saturation Patrols Near Enhanced Enforcement4pm To 12am - Fri Sep 15, 2023
Los AngelesDevonshire Area3 PM to 11 PM Sunday, September 10, 2023
Los AngelesRampart Area4 PM to 12 AM Saturday, September 9, 2023
Los AngelesCahuenga Boulevard and Broadlawn Drive6 PM to 11 PM Saturday, September 9, 2023
Los AngelesNear North Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Drive.7 PM to 2 AM Friday, September 8, 2023
Los AngelesWest Los Angeles Area3 PM to 11 PM Friday, September 8, 2023
Los AngelesRampart Area4 PM to 12 AM Friday, September 8, 2023
Los AngelesSouth Bureau6 PM to 2 AM Friday, September 8, 2023
Los AngelesWestern Avenue and Venice Boulevard6 PM to 11 PM Friday, September 8, 2023
Los AngelesFoothill Area3 PM to 11 PM September 7, 2023
Los AngelesLa Cienega Boulevard and Sawyer Street6 PM to 11 PM September 7, 2023
Los AngelesPico Boulevard and Union Avenue6 PM to 11 PM September 7, 2023
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in Hollywood Area5 PM to 1 AM September 6, 2023
Los AngelesNorth Hollywood Area3 PM to 11 PM, Sunday, September 3, 2023
Los AngelesSouth Bureau6 PM to 2 AM, Sunday, September 3, 2023
Los AngelesRosecrans Avenue and Menlo Avenue6 PM to 11 PM, Sunday, September 3, 2023
Los AngelesPacific Area2 PM to 10 PM, Saturday, September 2, 2023
Los AngelesSouth Bureau6 PM to 2 AM, Saturday, September 2, 2023
Los AngelesDe Soto Ave & Rinaldi St Los Angeles, CA 91311, USA6 PM to 11 PM, Saturday, September 2, 2023
Los AngelesVan Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard6 PM to 11 PM, Saturday, September 2, 2023
Los AngelesNewton Area4 PM to 12 AM Friday, September 1, 2023
Los AngelesWilshire Boulevard and Union Avenue6 PM to 11 PM Friday, September 1, 2023
Los AngelesVenice Boulevard and Ocean Avenue6 PM to 11 PM Friday, September 1, 2023
Los AngelesNorth Hollywood Area3 PM to 11 PM Thursday, August 31 2023
Los AngelesSlauson Avenue and 110 Freeway6 PM to 11 PM Thursday, August 31 2023
Los AngelesPacific Area5 PM to 1 AM Wednesday, August 30
Los AngelesFoothill Area3 PM to 11 PM, Monday, August 28
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in Van Nuys Area3 PM to 11 PM, Sunday, August 27
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in North Hollywood Area3 PM to 11 PM, Saturday, August 26
Los AngelesDUI Saturation Patrol in Hollenbeck Area4 PM to 12 AM, Saturday, August 26
Los AngelesNewton Area3 PM to 11 PM Friday, August 25, 2023
Los AngelesHollenbeck Area4 PM to 12 AM Friday, August 25, 2023
Los AngelesVan Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard6 PM to 11 PM Friday, August 25, 2023
Los AngelesLa Brea Avenue and Oakwood Avenue6 PM to 11 PM Friday, August 25, 2023
Los AngelesS Pacific Ave and W 10th St - Area San Pedro6pm To 11pm - Sun Aug 6, 2023
Los AngelesS Western Ave and W 8th St6pm To 11pm - Sat Aug 5, 2023
North HollywoodOxnard St and Laurel Canyon Blvd6pm To 11pm - Sat Aug 5, 2023
Los AngelesW 8th St and S Alvarado St - Area West Of Ca-1106pm To 11pm - Sat Aug 5, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Newton Area - Alcohol And/or Drugs5pm To 1am - Sat Aug 5, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Area South Bureau6pm To 2am - Sat Aug 5, 2023
Los AngelesFlorence Ave and S Central Ave6pm To 11pm - Fri Aug 4, 2023
Los AngelesArea Oak Tree Lanes - L A S D Station6pm To 2am - Fri Aug 4, 2023
Los AngelesEnhanced Enforcement - North Hollywood Area3pm To 11pm - Fri Aug 4, 2023
Los AngelesManchester Ave and Denver Ave6pm To 11pm - Sun Jul 30, 2023
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - North Hollywood Area3pm To 11pm - Sun Jul 30, 2023
Los AngelesWest Valley Area - Alcohol And DrugsSun Jul 23, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
LancasterDui Checkpoint Area In The Antelope ValleySat Jul 22, 2023 - All Day
Woodland HillsTopanga Canyon Blvd - Ca-27 and Marylee StSat Jul 22, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Los AngelesVictory Blvd and Babcock AveSat Jul 22, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Manhattan BeachDui Check Point - Undisclosed Location - Area Within The City LimitsFri Jul 21, 2023 - All Day
West HollywoodDui Check Point L A S DFri Jul 21, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced EnforcementFri Jul 21, 2023 - 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Los AngelesVenice Blvd. and Walgrove Ave - Area North East Of Lincoln Blvd VeniceFri Jul 21, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Los AngelesAlameda St and E 3rd St - Area Downtown South Of Us-101Thu Jul 20, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - Olympic AreaWed Jul 19, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - North Hollywood AreaSun Jul 16, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Los AngelesSaturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - 77th Street AreaSun Jul 16, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Los AngelesAlameda St and Olympic Blvd - Area South DowntownSat Jul 15, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Los AngelesW Pico Blvd and S Union Ave - Area West Of The 110 Overpass By Lucy's Drive ThruSat Jul 15, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
PomonaDui Check Point - Undisclosed LocationFri Jul 14, 2023 - 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County, located in Southern California, is a vibrant and diverse region known for its bustling cities, beautiful beaches, and iconic landmarks.

With cities like Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Santa Monica, Los Angeles County is a cultural melting pot where people from all walks of life come together. Visitors can explore world-famous attractions like Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica Pier, or relax on the sun-drenched shores of Malibu and Venice Beach.

Nature lovers will find plenty to enjoy in Los Angeles County, which boasts stunning landscapes ranging from mountains and forests to deserts and coastline. Outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and whale watching are popular in destinations like Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, and Leo Carrillo State Park.

In addition to its natural beauty and cultural attractions, Los Angeles County is a hub of entertainment, with theaters, museums, and music venues showcasing the best of arts and culture.

As travelers navigate the busy streets of Los Angeles County, they may encounter DUI (driving under the influence) checkpoints and patrols conducted by local law enforcement agencies such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. These checkpoints and patrols are implemented to promote road safety by deterring impaired driving and ensuring compliance with traffic laws.

Common locations for DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles County include major roads like Interstate 5, Interstate 10, and Interstate 405, as well as popular thoroughfares in cities like Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence) checkpoints, also known as sobriety checkpoints, are locations where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment.
  • These checkpoints are usually set up at specific locations known for drunk-driving incidents or during periods where there’s a higher likelihood of impaired drivers (e.g., Weekends, Holidays, Special Events, Seasonal Festivals, etc.)

Legal Basis for DUI Checkpoints in Los Angeles

  • DUI checkpoints are legal in the state of California under the basis of the state’s implied consent law, which suggests that by driving a vehicle, a driver consents to chemical testing if lawfully arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.
  • The legality of DUI checkpoints was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz (1990).
  • The California Supreme Court also upholds the legality of these checkpoints provided they adhere to certain guidelines designed to protect the rights of drivers.

Conducting DUI Checkpoints in LA

DUI Checkpoints in Los Angeles

Law enforcement agencies must meet certain criteria in conducting DUI checkpoints to ensure they are legal and non-discriminatory:

  • The decision to set up the checkpoint, the selection of the site, and procedures for the checkpoint must be made by supervisory personnel rather than field officers.
  • The criteria for stopping motorists must be neutral, i.e., every vehicle or every third vehicle, etc.
  • Safety conditions must be maintained.
  • The checkpoint should be located at a reasonable location.
  • The checkpoint should be publicly advertised in advance.
  • The checkpoint’s time and duration should reflect “good judgment.”
  • Drivers should be detained for a minimal amount of time.

Common DUI Checkpoints Locations in Los Angeles

So, you’re cruising through the City of Angels, but let’s be real—there are a few spots where you might find flashing lights and officers checking for more than just a friendly wave. Here’s the some common DUI checkpoint locations in Los Angeles, plus a little extra to keep you in the know.

Downtown LA – Alameda Street Hub (90012)

  • Location Details: Alameda Street in Downtown LA sees stationary DUI checkpoints, particularly around bustling intersections like Alameda Street and 1st Street or Alameda Street and Temple Street.
  • Checkpoint Type: Stationary Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers assess signs of impairment, validate driver’s licenses, and inspect vehicle registrations.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and California Highway Patrol (CHP)
  • Timing: Checkpoints are usually set up during evenings, weekends, or special events.

Hollywood – Sunset Boulevard Hotspot (90028)

  • Location Details: Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is a common site for DUI checkpoints, especially near iconic spots like Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street or Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
  • Checkpoint Type: Mobile Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers evaluate sobriety levels, conduct breathalyzer tests, and verify documentation.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are strategically positioned, especially during weekends and holidays.

Westwood – Wilshire Boulevard Crossroads (90024)

  • Location Details: Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood occasionally hosts DUI checkpoints, often near key areas like Wilshire Boulevard and Westwood Boulevard or Wilshire Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard.
  • Checkpoint Type: Roving Patrol
  • What Is Checked: Officers focus on visible signs of impairment, conducting on-the-spot assessments.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Roving patrols may operate during peak hours, including evenings and weekends.

Van Nuys – Sherman Way Junction (91406)

  • Location Details: Sherman Way in Van Nuys is a favored location for stationary DUI checkpoints, particularly around significant crossroads like Sherman Way and Van Nuys Boulevard or Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard.
  • Checkpoint Type: Stationary Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Comprehensive checks include sobriety tests, license verification, and vehicle inspections.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP collaboration
  • Timing: Checkpoints are commonly set up during evenings and special events.

Santa Monica – Ocean Avenue Coastal Zone (90401)

  • Location Details: DUI patrols actively monitor Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, covering the coastal zone near intersections like Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue or Ocean Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Checkpoint Type: Mobile Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers may conduct field sobriety tests, breathalyzer checks, and document inspections.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Santa Monica Police Department and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are strategically placed, often during weekends and community gatherings.

South Central – Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (90008)

  • Location Details: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Central sees DUI checkpoints, especially near key areas like MLK Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard or MLK Boulevard and Western Avenue.
  • Checkpoint Type: Roving Patrol
  • What Is Checked: Officers focus on visible signs of impairment, conducting on-the-spot assessments.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Roving patrols may operate during peak hours, including evenings and weekends.

Culver City – Washington Boulevard Hub (90232)

  • Location Details: Washington Boulevard in Culver City often hosts DUI checkpoints, particularly around the central hub near intersections like Washington Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard or Washington Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard.
  • Checkpoint Type: Stationary Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Comprehensive checks include sobriety tests, license verification, and vehicle inspections.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Culver City Police Department and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are commonly set up during evenings and special events.

East LA – Whittier Boulevard (90022)

  • Location Details: Whittier Boulevard in East LA is a common location for DUI checkpoints, especially around significant crossroads like Whittier Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard or Whittier Boulevard and Eastern Avenue.
  • Checkpoint Type: Mobile Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers evaluate sobriety levels, conduct breathalyzer tests, and verify documentation.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP collaboration
  • Timing: Checkpoints are strategically positioned, especially during weekends and holiday periods.

West LA – Pico Boulevard Crossing (90064)

  • Location Details: Pico Boulevard in West LA occasionally hosts DUI checkpoints, often in the central hub near intersections such as Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue or Pico Boulevard and Westwood Boulevard.
  • Checkpoint Type: Roving Patrol
  • What Is Checked: Officers focus on visible signs of impairment, conducting on-the-spot assessments.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Roving patrols may operate during peak hours, including evenings and weekends.

Echo Park – Glendale Boulevard (90026)

  • Location Details: Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park is closely monitored by DUI patrols, especially within the active stretch near Glendale Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard or Glendale Boulevard and Temple Street.
  • Checkpoint Type: Stationary Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers assess signs of impairment, validate driver’s licenses, and inspect vehicle registrations.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are typically established during evenings, weekends, or special events.

Northridge – Reseda Boulevard Hub (91324)

  • Location Details: Reseda Boulevard in Northridge often hosts DUI checkpoints, particularly around key intersections like Reseda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street or Reseda Boulevard and Plummer Street.
  • Checkpoint Type: Mobile Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers may conduct field sobriety tests, breathalyzer checks, and document inspections.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP collaboration
  • Timing: Checkpoints are strategically placed, often during weekends and community gatherings.

San Fernando – Maclay Avenue Crossing (91340)

  • Location Details: Maclay Avenue in San Fernando sees DUI checkpoints, especially near significant areas like Maclay Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard or Maclay Avenue and Hubbard Street.
  • Checkpoint Type: Roving Patrol
  • What Is Checked: Officers focus on visible signs of impairment, conducting on-the-spot assessments.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: LAPD and CHP
  • Timing: Roving patrols may operate during peak hours, including evenings and weekends.

Beverly Hills – Wilshire Boulevard (90210)

  • Location Details: Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills is a common location for DUI checkpoints, especially around significant crossroads like Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive or Wilshire Boulevard and Crescent Drive.
  • Checkpoint Type: Stationary Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Comprehensive checks include sobriety tests, license verification, and vehicle inspections.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Beverly Hills Police Department and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are commonly set up during evenings and special events.

Glendale – Brand Boulevard (91203)

  • Location Details: Brand Boulevard in Glendale often hosts DUI checkpoints, particularly around key intersections like Brand Boulevard and Broadway or Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street.
  • Checkpoint Type: Mobile Checkpoint
  • What Is Checked: Officers evaluate sobriety levels, conduct breathalyzer tests, and verify documentation.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Glendale Police Department and CHP
  • Timing: Checkpoints are strategically positioned, especially during weekends and holiday periods.

Pasadena – Colorado Boulevard Parade Route (91105)

  • Location Details: DUI patrols actively monitor Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, covering the iconic parade route near intersections like Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue or Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue.
  • Checkpoint Type: Roving Patrol
  • What Is Checked: Officers focus on visible signs of impairment, conducting on-the-spot assessments.
  • Who Conducts Checkpoints: Pasadena Police Department and CHP
  • Timing: Roving patrols may operate during peak hours, including evenings and weekends.

What Happens at a DUI Checkpoint?

  • When you approach a DUI checkpoint, you’ll likely see signs, lights, and law enforcement personnel. You’re required to follow the indicated route and stop as directed.
  • An officer will ask for your license, registration, and proof of insurance. They may also ask if you have been drinking.
  • If the officer suspects impairment, they may ask you to step out of your vehicle and perform a series of field sobriety tests. This might include walking in a straight line, standing on one foot, or following an object with your eyes.
  • They may also request a preliminary alcohol screening, which involves blowing into a device that measures your blood alcohol concentration.

Rights at a DUI Checkpoint

  • You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself.
  • You can refuse to perform the field sobriety tests, but under the implied consent law in California, if you are lawfully arrested for a DUI, you must submit to chemical testing, or risk license suspension and other penalties.
  • You have the right to ask if you are free to go. If you’re not under arrest, you should be able to leave.

Potential Consequences of a DUI in Los Angeles

  • If you are found to be driving under the influence at a checkpoint, you can be arrested and charged with a DUI.
  • Penalties for a DUI can vary depending on the circumstances but may include fines, probation, suspension of driving privileges, mandatory alcohol education programs, and potentially jail time, especially for repeat offenses.

Please note that while this information aims to give a general overview of DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles, the specifics can change over time and may vary based on a variety of factors. Always consult with a legal professional for advice related to individual circumstances.

Types of DUI Checkpoints

Alcohol:

The primary substance checked at DUI checkpoints is alcohol. Law enforcement uses a breathalyzer test to measure the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers. If a driver’s BAC exceeds the legal limit, they may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Common Drugs:

  1. Marijuana (Cannabis): Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a psychoactive drug derived from the Cannabis plant. The plant has several species, with Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica being the most commonly recognized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, DUI checkpoints also include screening for impairment due to cannabis use. Officers look for signs of marijuana intoxication in drivers.
  2. Cocaine: Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant. It is known for its stimulating effects on the central nervous system, leading to increased energy, alertness, and euphoria. Cocaine is illegal in most places due to its high potential for addiction and serious health risks. Stimulant drugs like cocaine can impair a driver’s ability to focus and react appropriately. DUI checkpoints aim to identify drivers under the influence of cocaine.
  3. Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant. It is commonly known as “meth” or “crystal meth” and comes in the form of a white, odorless crystalline powder or bluish-white crystals. Methamphetamine increases energy, focus, and euphoria but can lead to severe health issues, addiction, and harmful behavioral effects.  Another stimulant, methamphetamine, can lead to impaired judgment and coordination. Law enforcement checks for signs of methamphetamine use during DUI checkpoints.
  4. Prescription Medications: Certain prescription medications can cause drowsiness or other side effects that impact driving ability. DUI checkpoints may involve checking for prescription drug use that could impair a driver.
  5. Heroin and Opioids: The use of heroin and opioid drugs can severely impair a person’s ability to drive safely. DUI checkpoints also target drivers under the influence of these substances.
    • Heroin: Heroin is a highly addictive and illegal opioid drug synthesized from morphine, a natural substance extracted from the seed pod of certain poppy plants. It typically appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.” Heroin is often injected, smoked, or snorted, and it rapidly enters the brain, leading to intense feelings of pleasure and sedation.
    • Opioids: Opioids are a broader class of drugs that include prescription painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine, as well as synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Opioids are potent pain relievers, but they carry a high risk of dependence and addiction. Both heroin and prescription opioids bind to specific receptors in the brain, altering the perception of pain and producing a sense of euphoria.
  6. Ecstasy (MDMA): As a hallucinogenic amphetamine, ecstasy can lead to altered perceptions and impaired coordination. DUI checkpoints address the use of ecstasy among drivers.
  7. LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide): Psychedelic drugs like LSD can cause hallucinations and distort reality, posing a significant risk to road safety. DUI checkpoints may include screening for LSD use.
  8. Synthetic Drugs: Some synthetic drugs, often designed to mimic the effects of illegal substances, can also impair driving skills. DUI checkpoints address the use of various synthetic drugs.

Testing Methods:

  1. Field Sobriety Tests: These are on-the-spot tests that assess a person’s coordination, balance, and mental acuity. They include tasks like walking in a straight line or standing on one leg. These tests help officers evaluate impairment.
  2. Blood Tests: A blood test can determine the presence and concentration of alcohol or drugs in a person’s system. It provides a more accurate assessment of impairment but is usually conducted after an arrest.
  3. Breathalyzer Test: For alcohol detection, a breathalyzer measures the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath, providing an estimate of their BAC. This is a common preliminary test conducted at DUI checkpoints.
  4. Drug Recognition Experts (DREs): Specially trained officers known as Drug Recognition Experts may be called in to assess drivers suspected of drug impairment. They conduct a series of tests to identify the specific category of drugs affecting an individual.

It’s important to note that DUI checkpoints are designed to identify drivers under the influence of any impairing substance, whether legal or illegal. The methods used are aimed at ensuring road safety and preventing accidents caused by impaired driving.

How DUI checkpoints typically work in Los Angeles:

  1. Planning and Location Selection: Law enforcement agencies plan DUI checkpoints in advance. They choose locations known for high incidents of DUI-related accidents or areas with a history of impaired driving.
  2. Notification to the Public: Checkpoints are often publicized in advance through local media outlets and law enforcement websites. This is done to inform the public and deter impaired driving.
  3. Setup of the Checkpoint: Officers arrive at the predetermined location and set up the checkpoint. They typically choose a location that allows for the safe and orderly screening of drivers.
  4. Visible Warning Signs: At the checkpoint, signs are posted to alert drivers that they are approaching a DUI checkpoint. These signs serve as a deterrent and give drivers the opportunity to turn away if they wish.
  5. Stopping Vehicles: Officers stop vehicles in a systematic manner, often by stopping every vehicle or using a predetermined pattern (e.g., every third vehicle). The officers signal the drivers to pull over to the side of the road.
  6. Initial Interaction: When a vehicle is stopped, the driver is asked to provide identification and, in some cases, vehicle registration and insurance. Officers observe the driver’s behavior and look for signs of impairment, such as slurred speech, the smell of alcohol or drugs, or erratic behavior.
  7. Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs): If the officer suspects that a driver may be impaired, they may request the driver to perform field sobriety tests. These tests can include walking in a straight line, standing on one leg, or following a moving object with their eyes.
  8. Breathalyzer Test: If the driver fails the field sobriety tests or exhibits clear signs of impairment, they may be asked to take a breathalyzer test to measure their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Refusing to take this test can result in legal consequences, including the suspension of one’s driver’s license.
  9. Arrest and Booking: If the driver’s BAC is above the legal limit (0.08% in California) or if they refuse the breathalyzer test, they may be arrested and taken to the police station for further testing and processing. This can include a blood or urine test to determine the level of impairment.
  10. Release or Detainment: Drivers who are not impaired or do not exceed the legal BAC limit are usually released at the checkpoint. Those arrested for DUI may be detained, processed, and may need to post bail or go through a booking procedure.
  11. Documentation: Law enforcement officers document all interactions and outcomes at the checkpoint, including the number of vehicles stopped, arrests made, and any incidents that occurred.

DUI Penalties in Los Angeles

1. First DUI Offense (Misdemeanor):

  • Fine: Up to $2,000.
  • Jail Time: 48 hours to 6 months.
  • License Suspension: 6 months.
  • Probation: 3 to 5 years.
  • DUI School: 3 to 9 months.
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID): May be required.

2. Second DUI Offense (Misdemeanor):

  • Fine: Up to $2,500.
  • Jail Time: 96 hours to 1 year.
  • License Suspension: 2 years.
  • Probation: 3 to 5 years.
  • DUI School: 18 to 30 months.
  • IID: Required.

3. Third DUI Offense (Misdemeanor):

  • Fine: Up to $2,500.
  • Jail Time: 120 days to 1 year.
  • License Suspension: 3 years.
  • Probation: 3 to 5 years.
  • DUI School: 30 months.
  • IID: Required.

4. Fourth DUI Offense and Beyond (Felony):

  • Fine: Up to $5,000.
  • Jail Time: 16 months to 3 years (or longer).
  • License Suspension: 4 years.
  • Probation: 3 to 5 years.
  • DUI School: 30 months.
  • IID: Required.

FAQs

1. What is a DUI in Los Angeles?

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Los Angeles refers to the operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs to a degree that makes the driver unable to operate the vehicle safely. It is a serious crime under California Vehicle Code Section 23152.

2. What are the penalties for a DUI in Los Angeles?

The penalties for a DUI can vary significantly based on the circumstances of the case and any prior DUI convictions. They may include fines, probation, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education classes, and even jail time. Multiple offenses within a 10-year period carry progressively harsher penalties.

3. What is a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

A DUI checkpoint, also known as a sobriety checkpoint, is a location where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment. These checkpoints are often set up on busy roadways during times when DUI incidents are more likely, such as weekend nights or holidays.

4. Are DUI checkpoints legal in Los Angeles?

Yes, DUI checkpoints are legal in Los Angeles and throughout California. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld their legality, provided they are conducted in a manner that minimizes intrusion and maintains safety for both officers and motorists.

5. How often are DUI checkpoints conducted in Los Angeles?

The frequency of DUI checkpoints can vary, but they are typically more common during times when impaired driving is expected to increase, such as holidays, weekends, and during major events like concerts or sports games.

6. How are DUI checkpoint locations determined in Los Angeles?

DUI checkpoint locations are typically selected based on statistical data related to previous DUI accidents and arrests. Law enforcement agencies aim to set up checkpoints where they are most likely to encounter impaired drivers.

7. What should I do if I approach a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

If you approach a DUI checkpoint, you should slow down, follow the directions of the law enforcement officers, and prepare to stop if directed to do so. If asked, you will need to provide your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.

8. Can I refuse to participate in a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

While you have the right to refuse participation in field sobriety tests, doing so could lead to your arrest if the officer has other reasons to suspect that you’re impaired. Refusing a breathalyzer test can result in an automatic license suspension under California’s implied consent laws.

9. Can I be arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

Yes, if the law enforcement officers have probable cause to believe you are driving under the influence, you can be arrested at a DUI checkpoint.

10. How can I find out where DUI checkpoints are in Los Angeles?

The location of upcoming DUI checkpoints are typically publicized in advance, in accordance with legal requirements. This information can often be found on local law enforcement agency websites, social media platforms and our website DUICheckpointsFinder.com.

11. How long can I be detained at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

The Supreme Court has ruled that DUI checkpoints must be minimally intrusive. You should only be detained long enough for the officer to ask a few brief questions and look for signs of intoxication. However, if the officer suspects you are under the influence, you may be detained longer.

12. Can my car be searched at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

Your car can only be searched if the officer has probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed or if you give consent. They may also be able to search your vehicle if they believe there is evidence relevant to your arrest within immediate reach.

13. What are the signs officers look for at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

Officers look for signs of intoxication, which may include the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, difficulty with motor control, and confusion or erratic behavior.

14. Can I turn around to avoid a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

While technically legal, turning around to avoid a DUI checkpoint could draw the attention of law enforcement and give them a reason to pull you over.

15. What are my rights at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

You have the right to remain silent, to refuse consent to a search of your car, and to refuse to perform field sobriety tests. However, refusing a breathalyzer test could lead to automatic license suspension under California law.

16. How can I challenge a DUI arrest from a checkpoint in Los Angeles?

Challenging a DUI arrest can involve multiple strategies, including questioning the legality of the checkpoint, the officer’s observations and conclusions, and the accuracy of any breathalyzer or blood test. It is recommended to consult with an experienced DUI attorney for advice tailored to your specific case.

17. What is the blood alcohol content limit in Los Angeles?

In California, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.08% for drivers 21 and older. For commercial drivers, the limit is 0.04%. For drivers under 21, any measurable alcohol concentration is grounds for a DUI.

18. Are there additional penalties for high BAC levels in Los Angeles?

Yes, California has enhanced penalties for individuals who are convicted of a DUI with a BAC of 0.15% or higher. This could include longer jail sentences, higher fines, and longer DUI program requirements.

19. Can I get a DUI in Los Angeles if I’m under 21?

Yes, California has a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 21. This means any measurable amount of alcohol in a driver’s system can result in a DUI.

20. Can I get a DUI in Los Angeles if I am not a US citizen?

Yes, anyone operating a vehicle in Los Angeles, regardless of citizenship status, can get a DUI if they are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

21. What is the difference between a DUI and a wet reckless in Los Angeles?

A “wet reckless” is a charge often used in plea bargaining in DUI cases. It’s essentially a lesser charge of reckless driving involving alcohol. It carries fewer penalties and less stigma than a DUI, but still counts as a prior DUI if you are convicted of another DUI within 10 years.

22. What types of field sobriety tests are used at DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles?

Typically, officers might use the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, the Walk-and-Turn test, and the One-Leg-Stand test. The officer may also use a preliminary alcohol screening device, which is a form of breathalyzer test.

23. What happens if I refuse a breathalyzer test at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles?

Under California’s implied consent law, refusal to take a breathalyzer test can result in immediate arrest and license suspension, even if you are not ultimately charged with a DUI.

24. What happens if I’m arrested for DUI at a checkpoint in Los Angeles?

If arrested, you’ll likely be taken to a police station, booked, and held until you are sober. You will then be given a court date for your arraignment, where you will be formally charged. It’s advisable to seek legal counsel as soon as possible following a DUI arrest.

25. How can I avoid a DUI in Los Angeles?

The best way to avoid a DUI is not to drink and drive. Use a designated driver, take public transportation, or use a rideshare service if you have been drinking.

26. Can I get a DUI for prescription or over-the-counter drugs in Los Angeles?

Yes, you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of any substance, including prescription or over-the-counter drugs, that impairs your ability to drive safely.

27. Can I get a DUI for marijuana use in Los Angeles?

Yes, despite marijuana being legal for recreational use in California, you can still get a DUI if you are driving under the influence of marijuana and your driving is impaired.

28. How does a DUI affect my driving record in Los Angeles?

A DUI conviction goes on your driving record and stays there for 10 years in California. It can result in increased insurance rates and may impact your ability to get certain jobs that require a clean driving record.

29. Can a DUI in Los Angeles be expunged from my record?

In some cases, a DUI conviction can be expunged from your record, meaning it’s removed from public view. However, this requires meeting certain conditions and going through a legal process. Consult with a DUI attorney for more information.

30. What should I look for in a DUI attorney in Los Angeles?

You should look for an attorney with specific experience in DUI law, a good track record of successful outcomes in DUI cases, and someone who you feel comfortable with and trust. They should be able to explain the legal process clearly and be responsive to your questions and concerns.