Were you stopped at a DUI checkpoint and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence? No matter how stacked you may feel the evidence is against you, there is always an opportunity to have your charges reduced or dismissed, if you are willing to fight for it. At The Law Offices of Rachel A. Michael, we offer tenacious and hard-hitting criminal defense strategies backed by the experience of a former prosecutor, enabling our clients to stand up to the unforgiving criminal justice system.
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Seeing a DUI checkpoint on the road ahead of you can be a jarring experience. Even if you have not had a drop of alcohol all night, you can understandably start to feel stressed knowing that so many police officers are present and actively looking for intoxicated drivers. There are countless incidents of motorists with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels under the legal limit being arrested at DUI checkpoints just for saying or doing the wrong thing.
In addition to staying calm, you should always follow these steps at police DUI checkpoints:
One of the strongest yet simplest defenses to any arrests and charges that stem from a DUI checkpoint arrest is that the checkpoint itself was unlawful. In most situations, police checkpoints and traffic stops cannot appear without warning. Local publications, whether they are in print or online, must be made to tell members of the community about the traffic stop scheduled later in the week. Exact information may be withheld but the general location and time should be noted. If there is no record of a public notice, the checkpoint could be invalid and all arrests conducted at it unjust.
As much as we want to help you retain your driving privileges, we can do nothing for you if you do not tell us about your arrest. You can contact our Fort Collins DUI defense attorney at any time to start going over your legal options. With us in your corner, you stand a fighting chance, even when the evidence against you feels overwhelming.