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Sobriety Checkpoints

Sobriety Checkpoints in Plano

Were You Arrested for a DWI at a Sobriety Checkpoint?

If so, it is urgent that you retain a highly effective Plano DWI defense attorney at once. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, we vigilantly protect the rights of those we represent. We are skilled criminal defense attorneys who are well-versed in DWI defense strategies that work. We are experienced attorneys that are personally and professionally dedicated to seeking justice for our clients. We have represented clients in 100+ trials and have are listed by National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for our excellence at trial. Our successful case results speak for themselves.

The Constitutionality of Sobriety Checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints are roadblocks in which law enforcement officials look for impaired drivers, often instituted during various holidays or in areas in which there are many bars or nightclubs. While these checkpoints may seem like a good idea to keep the general public safe, they are, in fact, unconstitutional and illegal in the State of Texas. These checkpoints violate Fourth Amendment rights that prohibit pulling someone over without reasonable cause. There have been various efforts by law enforcement to institute a checkpoint by calling it something else, such as a "traffic regulatory checkpoint." If you were a victim of an illegal sobriety checkpoint, call our firm.

On the road, a police officer cannot pull you over unless you are operating your vehicle in such a manner that there is reasonable suspicion that you are driving drunk, or for another traffic law violation. He or she must have a valid reason for stopping you, such as reckless driving or failing to stop at a stop sign. At a sobriety checkpoint, there is no probable cause for a police stop, thus violating your rights. You may have been forced to submit to a BAC breath or blood test simply because you were driving down a particular street at a particular time.

If your rights were violated as a result of an illegal sobriety checkpoint, we urge you to get in touch with us immediately.

Request a Consultation from Our Plano DWI Defense Lawyers

If you were arrested for DWI at a location that could be classified as a sobriety roadblock or checkpoint, contact our Plano DWI attorney immediately. Your rights must be protected, and you can expect zealous advocacy in these cases. Call us so that we can determine whether or not your rights were violated due to an illegal sobriety checkpoint.