Firm Logo

Camden DUI Lawyers Debate Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints

March 21, 2017

Camden DUI Lawyers Debate the Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints

A 1990 U.S Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision upholding the ability for law enforcement to secure DUI checkpoints, which targets potentially intoxicated drivers mostly along major throughways throughout the country, has made it so states, local governments and law enforcement agencies are required to adhere to the decision.

Some opponents to DUI checkpoints, which are used more and more frequently in states across the country, state that they are unconstitutional and violate the rights of drivers. Many lawyers, legal experts and those in law enforcement disagree with this point. Law enforcement officials whose intention is to curb DUI’s and deaths due to DUI’s, believe that interaction between the driver and law enforcement officer is paramount. Moreover, due to the 1990 SCOTUS decision, law enforcement has a legitimate, legal right to disallow those driving through a checkpoint from leaving the area until they speak with a law enforcement officer.

If you find yourself the subject of interrogation via a DUI checkpoint, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DUI lawyer at once. A skilled lawyer can help review your options and work to dismiss or reduce any DUI/DWI charges you may be facing.

Camden DUI Lawyers at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Fight to Defend Victims of Unfair Police Tactics at DUI Checkpoints

If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been unfairly treated at a DUI checkpoint or has been charged with a DUI/DWI in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to discuss you case with our knowledgeable Camden DUI lawyers. We are experienced in DUI/DWI offenses in New Jersey and the unfair practices law enforcement often use to charge victims with DUI’s.

Our law offices are conveniently located in Moorestown, New Jersey so we can more easily serve clients throughout South Jersey including Camden County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, Mercer County, Gloucester County, Cape May County and Salem County. Call us at 856-888-9059 or contact us online today.

Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
View All Client Reviews