Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boise Criminal Lawyers - Boise DUI Attorneys - DUI Stops, Traffic Stops Around Boise

To speak with one of our Boise Criminal Lawyers or Boise DUI Attorneys, please call (208) 472-2383.  We always offer a free consultation.

I don't know if you have noticed, but driving around Boise in the past few weeks I have seen several motorcycle police and patrol cars setting up shop with their speed detectors, pulling people over right and left.

Today's paper explained the plethora of Idaho Law Enforcement on the roads.  Between 6 a.m. Friday morning and 6 a.m. Monday morning Boise Police, Idaho State Police and Ada County Sheriff's Deputies made 34 DUI arrests.  The Statesman makes a rhetorical statement when it says that the Boise Police don't really know why there were so many DUI arrests over the weekend.  Can you say police presence in a police DUI sting?

For the past two weeks there have been so many Boise Police roaming the streets that it isn't hard to believe that there were that many DUI arrests.  Though the paper doesn't say, as a Boise Criminal Lawyer, I wonder how many people were ticketed for speeding or ticketed for other traffic violations during that same period.

People often ask Boise DUI Attorneys or Boise Criminal Lawyers if the Boise Police have a quota to meet for issuing traffic violations.  While the police department denies that a quota system exists, one has to ask why at the end of each quarter there is so much police presence if it isn't for quota purposes.  Another question that both Boise Criminal Lawyers and Boise DUI Attorneys frequently get in conjunction with the question of quotas is, "isn't that entrapment?"

While I don't necessarily think it is fair to lay in wait, it isn't entrapment.  The crime of entrapment has to include getting you to do something that you weren't inclined to do and then catch you doing it.  If no one made you speed or suggested that driving under the influence was a good idea, you have not been entrapped. 

If you were one of the unfortunate 34 who were arrested for DUI or one of the countless others who were sabotaged by police hiding in the grass, or behind corners or buildings, and you need to speak to a Boise DUI Attorney or a Boise Criminal Lawyer, please call (208) 472-2383.

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