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Expect Jacksonville Police and Florida Highway Patrol Officers to be Out in Force This Holiday Season (December 2008)

Jacksonville police target specific times and areas to increase their presence and make arrests for DUI (aka driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or DWI), other traffic violations and other crimes. For instance. Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach police officers are often located on J. Turner Butler Blvd. (JTB), Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard near Jacksonville Beach looking for alleged drunk drivers on the weekends and Thursday nights.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) officers and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officers are going to be out in greater force this weekend, next week and next weekend because of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. They will be looking for drivers who are driving erratically, swerving, speeding, driving aggressively and/or otherwise showing signs of driving while impaired.

If you have been stopped by a Jacksonville or FHP police officer and he/she intends to conduct a DUI investigation, or if you have actually been arrested for DUI in the Jacksonville area (Duval, Clay, Nassau or St. Johns County), it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately who will help protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Shorstein & Lasnetski, LLC are available 24/7 at (904) 642-3332 over the holidays if you have any questions or run into any problems regarding a DUI or any other issues related to a criminal matter.