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Labor Day Weekend in Georgia Will Prompt Police to Use DUI Roadblocks

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I am familiar with how often Georgia authorities utilize DUI Roadblocks in order to catch drunk drivers, and the set up of these roadblocks typically happen on big holiday weekends. 

As this is Labor Day Weekend, I want to focus today's post on Georgia DUI Checkpoints also known as Georgia DUI Roadblocks to demonstrate that if you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Georgia as the result of a DUI Roadblock, you may still very likely have a valid case. No case is hopeless - however, many people arrested for DUI believe that the case is doomed if the DUI resulted from a roadblock situation. This is simply not true.

There are many different DUI Defenses in Georgia that can apply to a DUI arrest from a checkpoint. 

A DUI Roadblock case is usually quite interesting because there is virtually no evidence of impaired driving. The arresting officer or officers have not observed any traffic violations or unsafe driving that could infer alcohol intoxication.

Some defenses include:

  • Was there a legitimate purpose such as check for licenses, not general law enforcement?
  • Was each vehicle stopped?
  • Was the roadblock properly marked?
  • Has a police supervisor approved the checkpoint?
  • Was your detention brief and for the correct legal purpose?

Again, if you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI as a result of a DUI Roadblock or Checkpoint, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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