Sobriety Checkpoints and DUI Defense
| By Gold & Witham
If you have been arrested for a DUI following a stop at a sobriety checkpoint, it is important to understand that not all sobriety checkpoints are "legal" in that not all checkpoints follow constitutional guidelines. The law requires that the agency operating the checkpoint follows a number of safeguards to protect individual liberties. The safeguards relate to the choice of location, advance publicity, lighting and warning signs, length of detention, formula to be followed in determining which cars to stop, and limits on the discretion of field officers.
If you have any questions about DUI defense in Los Angeles or Orange Counties, please contact Gold and Witham Attorneys at Law for a free case evaluation.