The city of Escondido is one of the more interesting towns in San Diego to receive a DUI because the facts of each case may be totally different from the other.
Escondido has SR-78 and I-15 in its borders. Both of these freeways has a very intensive police presence. A person can come in contact with Escondido Police just as easy as the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Someone can also come into contact with Sheriff Deputies. All these agencies are sniffing for DUIs. More Escondido residents will be suspected of DUI even when they not be.
In these “saturation areas” it is key that you are aware of your rights. First, be suspect of traffic stops in the late evening because this is the probable cause (PC) the officer pulls you over. It is often very minimal and if you are not DUI you need to fight the citation.
Second, if you are stopped by police. Be respectful, but know if the officer suspects DUI than he will likely arrest. Here is some likely observations they would use to form their opinion:
– Any kind of bad driving
– Red, watery eyes
– Slow movements (funny…who wants to make fast movements with police)
– Odor of alcohol
– Slurred speech
The best route is to be respectful but STAY quiet.
Tell the officer you do not want to make any statements. Tell the officer you do not want to take any tests. Tell the officer you do not want to take a breath or blood tests UNLESS YOU HAVE TO.
The officer may still arrest you, but your case will be in a much better situation.
More Escondido Information
If you or a loved one find yourself arrested for a DUI or other crime in Escondido, it is critical to find the best attorney to represent you in court. Whether you are driving home from the 15, or just had an exorbitant amount of fun exploring the new tiger trail at the San Diego Safari Park and a little too much to drink, contact Mark L. Deniz Esq., a premiere DUI and criminal defense attorney to represent you. Call 858-751-4384 as soon as possible.
The Law Office of Mark Deniz is dedicated to DUI. The firm is proud to work with efficiency and discretion. Escondido DUI defense attorney Mark Deniz provides high quality and affordable DUI-Drunk Driving defense representation. Mr. Deniz defends persons accused of DUI-Drunk Driving in all San Diego county. DUI Attorney Mark Deniz meets with each potential client in person and personally represents each client in court and at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Escondido DUI attorney Mark Deniz can meet conveniently throughout the county to serve the needs of his clients. If you were arrested in Escondido you will likely have to appear at the Vista courthouse. If you live in Escondido, attorney Mark Deniz can appear in Vista or any other courthouse for you. The court location can be found in the Resource section.
You have 10 days to contact the DMV. Do not wait to retain an attorney to begin defending your case. Please review how to begin dealing with the San Diego DUI process.
A little about the city of Escondido
Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which means “hidden” in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town friendliness and big-city buzz.
More and more people are making Escondido their “City of Choice.” As the heart of San Diego North, it is one of the few remaining communities where people of all income levels can enjoy the Southern California lifestyle. We offer attractive homes in a wide range of prices, two lakes, several parks, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, comprehensive healthcare and the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In addition, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, brings world class entertainment to the area along with Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, a sculpture garden in Kit Carson Park donated by late internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle. In recent years Escondido was named by Money Magazine as the Best Place in the West in which to retire and, at the other end of the spectrum, was named a Kid-Friendly City for our broad range of youth programs. Ladies Home Journal also ranked Escondido number eight among the Top Ten Cities for Government.
Established in 1888, the city’s rich past brings charm and stability to the community. You can see it in the historic homes of Old Escondido or experience it in the thriving downtown area and the weekly blast to the past, “Cruisin’ Grand.” Yet integrated with Escondido’s treasured heritage is a progressive future, bright and brimming with promise. New jobs, new cultural amenities, new entertainment venues, new choices for residential living, and a new vision for Escondido’s future, make Escondido a city to watch.