Have You Been Stopped at a Sobriety Checkpoint?
To reduce the number of people who may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Massachusetts law allows for field sobriety checkpoints. These checkpoints are commonly set up by local law enforcement in an ever-increasing desire to ensure that drunk drivers are caught and arrested.
Call Lawyers Who Know How to Find Police Errors
Law enforcement must follow guidelines at these checkpoints, just as in any other traffic stop. Errors during a sobriety checkpoint stop will make any evidence collected in the stop inadmissible. There is a good chance we may be able to defend you against these charges. Contact one of our skilled OUI defense lawyers from the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group as soon as possible so that we may assist you in your defense. Contact us at (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) or use our online contact form to schedule your FREE consultation.
Watch Out for Checkpoints Around Restaurants and Bars
These checkpoints are frequently done at night at a busy intersection – whether on Route 9 or Route 30 or near the Mass. Pike – particularly where there are restaurants and bars. The police officer will be at the side of the road and can randomly flag you over. At that point, he or she will ask you questions to determine your sobriety. Suspicions alone are not enough for an arrest. The officer must determine through the usual procedures, such as a field sobriety test, whether you may be driving under the influence.
Choose a Framingham OUI/DUI Law Firm
When it comes to litigating sobriety checkpoint cases, our attorneys vigorously and tirelessly fight for clients, both in District Court and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Our motto, "All Cases, All Hours, All Courts," explains our determination, drive and accountability in obtaining the best possible result for our clients. Call (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) for a FREE case evaluation or contact us online.