The main purpose of
DUI checkpoints is to deter motorists from driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. If you happen to go through a DUI checkpoint after having
a couple of drinks, you may find yourself arrested and charged.
The following are several tips for DUI checkpoints to avoid getting arrested
and charged with drunk driving:
Avoid checkpoints altogether. Before they are set up, the location of DUI checkpoints are available
to the public. You can find out where online, on local newspapers, and
other sources. You also have the right to avoid the checkpoint area by
a good distance before encountering any cone markers.
Understand your rights. Besides providing your license and registration, you do not have to provide
any more information to law enforcement. If law enforcement believes there
is something suspicious in your vehicle, do not consent to any searches.
You also have the right to refuse any field sobriety tests.
Remain calm and act polite. The worst thing you can do whenever you are pulled over is panic. If a
police officer notices any odd behavior, he or she may assume there is
a reason you are worried. Keep your words at a minimum and avoid being rude.
After a DUI checkpoint arrest, there are various defenses that can made
on the driver’s behalf with the help of their attorney. At the
Law Office of David R. Fischer, our
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer can investigate your arrest and build an effective defense strategy to
fight your charges.
If you have been arrested for a DUI at a sobriety checkpoint in Nevada,
contact us and request a
free consultation today.