Sobriety Checkpoints in Kansas City
Fighting Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Arrests
Sobriety or DUI checkpoints are temporary road blocks set up by police
to catch drunk drivers. Many people believe that these checkpoints are
unconstitutional, but most states have elected to overlook the constitutionality
for the sake of public safety. However, in allowing the checkpoints, most
states impose on law enforcement a list of strict requirements as to how
they are to be conducted.
If you have been arrested for
DUI at a sobriety checkpoint, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel
from an experienced Kansas City DUI lawyer. Mr. Green will thoroughly
examine every aspect of your case for flaws and procedural errors. The
firm will challenge the evidence and develop the best possible
criminal defense strategy for your particular case. They have been representing and aggressively
fighting for the rights of clients arrested and charged with DUI since
1993. They know how to fight, both in and out of court, for the best possible
outcome for you.
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Kansas City Sobriety Checkpoints: Aggressive Defense
Police do not always stop every vehicle at a DUI checkpoint. They are required
to follow a pattern, such as every 3rd vehicle when deciding which vehicles to screen. If you are pulled over,
the officer will begin a conversation, looking for clues of possible impairment,
such as slurred speech or the odor of alcohol. If the officer believes
that such clues have been detected, you may be asked to get out of the
car. There will most likely be video cameras recording everything you do.
You may be asked to perform certain
field sobriety tests, such as the One Leg Stand and the Walk and Turn. These tests can be very
inaccurate in determining if a driver is drunk. You may be asked to take
a preliminary breath test on a portable, hand-held unit. It is not a crime
to refuse this test and to insist that you are tested at the station.
However, there are serious consequences for refusing the breath test on
the larger machine, the
Intoxilyzer 8000. Several recent DUI cases have revealed weaknesses in the results with
this machine. A knowledgeable Kansas City DUI attorney with the firm will
thoroughly investigate the circumstances underlying your arrest, including
the test results that were used to charge you. They will gather expert
information from scientific experts and utilize every resource to get
success in your case.
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