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Are some DUI arrests in Stockton motivated by exterior factors?

Stockton and the surrounding areas are home to some beautiful scenery, diverse populations and a number of colleges. You might not expect that the latter two of these could contribute to DUI arrests in the area.

According to an article from Recordnet, there are a disproportionate number of Latinos arrested for DUI. College students may be at an increased risk of DUI arrest, too. These are a few factors that may motivate arrests.

Race, age and gender

Certain demographics are more likely to be arrested for DUI, but it is impossible to know whether this is actually due to higher incidence of crime or prejudice on the part of law enforcement. In Stockton, where there is a diverse population, minorities may even be at a greater risk of arrest because of profiling and other assumptions made by police.

Location and time of day

Regardless of what you might be doing, if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could find yourself at an increased risk of DUI arrest. Police sometimes set up DUI checkpoints near colleges and pull over anybody who is driving at certain times of night. Whether or not you have been drinking at all, you could be arrested on suspicion of a DUI.

Other erroneous factors

There are many different factors that can contribute to a DUI arrest. Faulty technology in a breath test or the need to fill a quota are just some of the various external factors that can lead to DUI charges. Regardless of what circumstances surround your case, you should know that a DUI arrest is not a guilty verdict, and there are a number of factors to take into consideration.

If you would like to know more about your legal rights after a DUI arrest, an attorney may be able to help. Reach out to a lawyer to see if there are any external factors that have had an impact on your case.

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