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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 609-230-0374 or contact us online today.

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