Boulder DUI Defense Attorney
Were You Arrested at a DUI Checkpoint?
DUI checkpoints are essentially roadblocks set up by law enforcement officials to check the sobriety of the drivers that attempt to go through. Officers will typically stop all or some of the vehicles to investigate the possibility of the driver being impaired, either by alcohol or drugs. They are generally set up during times when people are most likely to be out drinking, late at night during the end of the week, and on weekends.
- Loss of your driver's license, either for a period of time or permanently
- Jail time
- Community service
- Substantial fines and fees
- Court ordered alcohol/drug treatment or classes
- Vehicle confiscation
- Increased auto insurance premiums
- Negative impact on your legal record, which can make it very difficult to find or maintain employment and can limit your housing options, as many employers and rental agencies conduct background checks.
DUI checkpoints, while legal to carry out in our state, must be performed by law enforcement adhering to strict criteria established by the Supreme Court. When a law enforcement official suspects alcohol or drugs, they will ask drivers to submit to field sobriety tests.
If the officer deems necessary, they also may request a breathalyzer test or a blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). An arrest will be made if the field sobriety tests are failed or the toxicology tests are failed and the result will be a charge for DUI and then it is up to the State to prove that the roadblock complied with constitutional standards.
At Lancaster Law Office, LLC, our seasoned attorneys are extremely well versed and experienced in cases pertaining to DUI laws, regulations and procedures. We are also very knowledgeable in regard to toxicology, breathalyzer technology and field sobriety testing, all commonly used at sobriety checkpoints. Unfortunately, arrests can be made based on inaccurate results, inexperienced officers and many other reasons that create legal situations for innocent people.
We understand the tremendous pressure that you are under to achieve a favorable result in your case and we will put our knowledge, skill and dedication to work to fight for your rights and interests and aim to avoid or minimize the penalties that you are faced with.
Contact a Boulder DUI lawyer now for a free case evaluation of your DUI legal matter. Don't leave your future in jeopardy.
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