DUI Checkpoints in Florida
Our Firm Can Help Protect Your Rights
DUI checkpoints, also known as sobriety checkpoints, can be both aggravating
and distressing, particularly if you’ve had a few drinks. Even still,
they are legally upheld under the federal Constitution and Florida residents
can expect to see between 15 and 20 per month. Given the regularity of
these checkpoints, you would do well to understand both your rights and
the best way to respond when stopped.
At Albaugh Law Firm, our
DUI attorneys share more than 70 years of experience and are well-acquainted
with state checkpoint laws. Whether you were arrested at a recent stop
or have questions about police conduct, our firm can provide the assistance you seek.
Dial 904.637.1839 to connect with our St. Augustine law firm today!
What to Expect at a DUI Checkpoint
Although DUI checkpoints
are legal, officers must follow certain guidelines when coordinating and carrying
them out. In Florida, that means implementing warning devices for oncoming
motorists, visibly exhibiting police authority, and properly training
all personnel prior to the checkpoint.
Acting respectfully while also protecting your rights can be tricky, but
it is possible to escape a checkpoint unscathed. Officers can ask drivers
to take breath tests and perform field sobriety exercises, so what should
you do if asked?
Unfortunately, even if you cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s,
you can still wind up handcuffed at a DUI checkpoint. Police officers
are not exempt from making mistakes and it is imperative that you seek
out legal advocacy right away. The sooner you do, the better your chances
of building a strong defense to refute your charges.
Take Action with a St. Augustine DUI Attorney!
We understand the gravity of a drunk driving arrest. This is why our team
is prepared to make every effort to clear your name and dismantle the
prosecution’s case. Having handled numerous DUI cases, we can utilize
hard-hitting defense strategies with proven success rates.
Don’t wait to consult with our team. At Albaugh Law Firm, we are
committed to your best interests. Find out how we can help by
scheduling your free consultation now.