As the summer months continue to march forward, the parties will continue to roll. This means that the police departments in this area might opt to conduct DUI checkpoints. If you recall, we recently discussed the fact that these checkpoints can’t profile drivers. This doesn’t mean that you won’t get stopped in one just because of who you are. Instead, it means that any driver has the possibility of being pulled over.
We know that you might not have intended to start drinking while you were out with your friends. Things happen sometimes. Now, you find that you are facing drunk driving charges based on the officers determining that you were drunk at the checkpoint.
In these cases, we do have some options that we can explore for trying to come up with your defense strategy. For example, were you the car in the sequence that was supposed to be pulled over or where you pulled over because you were showing signs of impairment? What happened after you were stopped? How long after you were stopped was the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test sample obtained? All of these questions can lead us to points to use in your defense.
Ultimately, you have to let us know what kind of defense strategy you are prepared to use. This can vary greatly from one case to the next, so we will discuss this and other factors of your case with you. Once we have all of this information, we can work with you to develop a plan to answer the drunk driving charges.