A sobriety checkpoint, DWI checkpoint, or DWI roadblock is a section of the road where police officers use a pattern or sequence to stop cars and asses drivers for signs of intoxication. For example, the police may stop every fourth car and evaluate their drivers for signs of impairment.
The Argument or Illegality
Those who argue the illegality of DWI checkpoints use the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to support their claims.
One of the consequences you face after a DUI charge is the loss of your driver's license. It is very common for a court to suspend a person's driver's license after a DUI and having a suspended license could create a whole plethora of additional problems in your life. If you are facing the potential to have your driving privileges suspended, you should consider applying for a hardship license.
What is a hardship license?
Many accident situations present a clear picture of fault. It's pretty obvious, for example, when you get rear-ended while stopped at a red light who was at fault. Unfortunately, fault can be shared by the other driver in some cases and that can really complicate matters. Read on to find out about comparative fault in auto accidents.
This type of shared fault is all about the percentages. On busy roads, drivers have numerous opportunities to make mistakes.
Having the authorities take away your driver's license at the time of a DUI arrest can be challenging for most people. While you might get the license reinstated in the event of your DUI charge getting dismissed or you going to court and being found not guilty, the reality is that it may be several weeks or longer until this happens. This can leave you struggling to get around in the meantime, so you might want to discuss a limited driving permit with your attorney.
Facing charges for domestic violence? Relationships can be intense, especially if you're having a heated argument. Perhaps you lost control of your emotions and acted in an aggressive manner. Maybe the other party acted out of anger and exaggerated the facts of the incident. Either way, once you're arrested, the matter is in the hands of the police and the prosecution. If they move forward with charges, you could face serious penalties, including jail time, fines, and a permanent stain on your criminal record.