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What we can learn from A Forsyth County Deputys arrest for DUI

Posted by Michael D. Barber | Jan 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Early on Friday morning January 6, 2021, Troopers from Georgia State Patrol in the Cumming post, were called to a checkpoint to investigate a Deputy for Forsyth County Sheriff Department, Josh Voss, who found himself being arrested for DUI according to Forsyth News. The Trooper stated that he stopped Voss at a checkpoint where he literally didn't stop for the checkpoint. DUI Checkpoints are one of several approved tactics for the police to use to stop cars and check for a DUI.

All Almost all of the police use these DUI checkpoints. The scenario is usually you are driving around and see blue lights ahead. Except instead of one officer stopping another driver ahead, you see what looks like a parking lot up ahead with multiple drivers stopped and an additional team of police officers directing traffic ahead. You have come upon a DUI Checkpoint. This “tool” allows the police to stop a vehicle for any “legal” reason and their investigation can always lead to to a DUI if they suspect the driver has been drinking or using drugs.

These checkpoints, in this situation, may result in a arrest for a DUI. It doesn't matter where you find yourself, these evaluations are tough and the interaction can result  in a DUI such as a Johns Creek DUI, Alpharetta DUI, Milton DUI, DeKalb County DUI, Atlanta DUI, Gwinnett County DUI and the list goes on. You can literally be anywhere and end up participating in these DUI Checkpoints. There is also a lot of participation across departments for these checkpoints. Especially in Forsyth County/Cumming area, you may find the DUI Taskforce participating with the Georgia State Patrol DUI taskforce (or “GSP nighthawks”). Keep in mind that these “DUI Teams” can also work together or alone for these checkpoints.

Georgia State Patrol has determined that with certain events and at certain times of yearthey see a increase in the arrests for DUI. Typically at parties, especially with COVID causing people to loosen up when they go out, some people have forgotten that they need to monitor themselves and their alcohol consumption. Some people however end up remembering more than just a good party. With everything that goes on, some either lose track or don't keep count of their alcohol intake. With police being aggressive, or more aggressive, for Driving Under the Influence arrests, it means that more people are finding themselves the subject of a late night rendezvous with the police. As a result of the Governor's office of Highway Safety teaming up with various organizations, including the HEAT and TEAM division of local counties, the cops are cracking down on impaired driving.

It doesn't matter where you find yourself in Georgia almost all of the police force use this common charge to begin a DUI investigation including: Johns Creek Police, Alpharetta Police, Milton Police, DeKalb County Police, City of Decatur Police, Atlanta, Police Gwinnett County Police and the list goes on. This “tool” allows the police to stop a vehicle for any “legal” reason and their investigation can lead to to a DUI if they suspect the driver has been drinking or using drugs.

As a result of the Governor's office of Highway Safety teaming up with various organizations, including the HEAT and TEAM division of local counties, the cops are cracking down on impaired driving.

If you have been accused by the police of driving under the influence then you need help from a trained DUI attorney. Should YOU find that you either don't want to face the court alone or simply feel that you need help from an attorney then give our office a call regarding your citations. There are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with driving under the influence. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and a effective negotiation with the prosecutor's office.              Remember that every DUI case is different because not two sets of facts are the same. Application of the above case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and applying this case law properly to create a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.

              Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of DUI defense lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.

About the Author

Michael D. Barber

Michael's training as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him the ability to interpret what the other side is considering and thinking in regards to a clients case. Working for his family law firm in Dunwoody, Georgia familiarized Michael with Debt Collection, Contracts and Agreements, ...

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