Colorado Springs, DUI Defense Attorney
Sobriety Checkpoints in Colorado Springs
Sobriety checkpoints are used to identify and arrest people that are driving while intoxicated or impaired. The police will typically set up a roadblock and allow vehicles to pass through one at a time while looking for signs of driver impairment. They will select out drivers to question, and observe their response and behavior.
Sobriety checkpoints are considered an effective way of ensuring highway safety. The law mandates that checkpoint procedures be uniform and not discriminate against any one type of driver.
If you have been arrested for DUI at a sobriety checkpoint, The Law Office of Michael Moran can investigate the checkpoint methods that were used to determine if proper procedures were adhered to. We will find out if vehicles were randomly selected, or any form of discrimination factored into the checkpoint process. Any violations of sobriety checkpoint guidelines will be challenged in court by Attorney Michael Moran as part of your defense.
Sobriety Checkpoint Lawyer in Colorado Springs
A drunk driving conviction can result in serious consequences including loss of driving privileges, jail time, fines and restitution. With so much at stake, a skilled Colorado Springs DUI lawyer will look for any violations of a person's rights to suppress evidence and get charges reduced or dismissed.
Sobriety checkpoints are governed by various guidelines designed to prevent any discrimination in the stopping of vehicles and questioning of drivers, including:
- Adoption and adherence to a standard roadblock procedure
- Every driver receives the same treatment
- Vehicles are not arbitrarily stopped
- No discrimination based on age, sex, race or other reasons
Our law office is determined to protect your rights if they have been violated at a sobriety checkpoint. We will provide the competent legal representation you need when facing DUI charges resulting from a checkpoint arrest.
Contact a Colorado Springs DUI attorney
from our firm if you feel you have been discriminated against at a sobriety checkpoint.