This is a question that will be debated in court now that police have arrested Douglas Odolecki (OH’-duh-lehk-ee) for supposedly violating the First Amendment. How you ask? Odolecki was arrested for holding a sign that warned motorists of a police DUI check point ahead and advising them turn before they got to it. City attorneys claim that the portion of the sign that violates the First Amendment is the portion that reads “Turn now!” This isn’t the first time that he has been arrested for holding this sign either. Douglas Odolecki was arrested back in 2012 while brandishing his warning; unfortunately he had a knife in his pocket at the time and was charged with disorderly conduct.
Citizens deciding to warn others of police check points are not commonplace and we certainly can’t count on such people being around when we need them. If you find yourself in a DUI related situation, it is in your best interests to contact a lawyer immediately, like Steven Kellis. The Law Offices of Steven Kellis are experts in DUI Law. Steven Kellis brings twenty-plus years of jury trial expertise to bear on your behalf. With his extensive background in Pennsylvania law and the inner workings of the District Attorney’s Office, he knows how to find the mistakes and errors made by law enforcement that make all the difference between conviction and acquittal. If you have been arrested for DUI, contact us online or by phone for your consultation.