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Police officers and highway patrol officers are not permitted to pull over
anyone without probable cause, or the reasonable suspicion that a driver
has committed a crime. However,
sobriety checkpoints – also called driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints – are legal and protected by rulings from the United
States Supreme Court. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic stop set up at
an intersection or along a stretch of highway that forces anyone on that
road to briefly stop for police officers there. Since everyone on that
road is stopped and not just a select few, the Supreme Court maintained
that it was not discriminatory and not an egregious degree of intrusion
into an individual’s freedom of mobility.
Since sobriety checkpoints are legally acceptable and backed by the highest
Court in the country, they are not going to go anywhere anytime soon.
If you encounter one, you have to come to a stop as directed by the officers
there. But what else can or should you do to protect your rights and stay
out of trouble?
When you are at a DUI checkpoint in Alabama, remember:
Remember, if you do get arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated
at a sobriety checkpoint in Alabama, you still have the right to speak
to a criminal defense lawyer before you speak to an investigator. The
moment you need someone to protect your rights, you should
contact Tidwell Law Group, LLC and our Birmingham DUI attorney. With more than
a decade of criminal defense and DUI defense experience,
Attorney Tidwell has the insight and skill you need in such a harrowing time. Call
205.800.8596 to get started on your defense.