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
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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.