Sobriety Checkpoints in Orlando
Have You Been Charged with DUI at a Sobriety Checkpoint?
Sobriety checkpoints, known to some as mobile checkpoints, or roadblocks, are legal under the Florida state constitution and work to stop drivers at random to check for intoxication. Checkpoints are temporary and randomly placed stops where drivers are detained briefly and interviewed while suspected drunk drivers are also subjected to sobriety tests. If you have been charged with DUI at a sobriety checkpoint, be sure to speak with our Orlando DUI attorneys who can fight for your rights in court.
Ali & Blankner is an elite criminal defense firm that has over 85 years of collective legal experience, much of it having to do with contesting DUI charges. Along with our perfect 10.0 Superb score from Avvo, we have been fighting for clients since 1986, meaning we understand how to beat criminal charges and have been very successful in doing so.
We Work to Keep Law Enforcement Honest
Although checkpoints are legal, they must operate in a standardized way to ensure they do not infringe on people's 4th Amendment rights against illegal searches and seizures. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides guidelines which govern sobriety checkpoints.
Such guidelines include:
- Law enforcement need to make their presence clearly known
- Advanced warning needs to be given to drivers that the roadblock will occur
- The checkpoint must not interfere with traffic
- The checkpoint should not distract drivers
- Checkpoints need to be arranged such that drivers can avoid them
- The process and procedure needs to be uniformly applied
- Those arrested for DUI should have chemical testing performed within a reasonable time
If we can prove that police did not keep to the appropriate guidelines when operating a sobriety checkpoint, our Orlando DUI lawyers can file a Motion to Suppress which can have any evidence obtained for the checkpoint thrown out.
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Our firm can challenge any DUI arrest stemming from a sobriety checkpoint, no matter how intoxicated police accuse you of being. Ali & Blankner exists to fight criminal charges to uphold the rights of the accused. Do not wait to obtain knowledgeable legal counsel who can begin your defense!
Begin your defense today by speaking with our Orlando DUI firm by calling (407) 753-1312!
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