In the state of Utah, DUI checkpoints are allowed. However, some people feel as though these sobriety checkpoints go against our Fourth Amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. By law, someone accused of drunk driving must have given evidence to police that they were under the influence. Unfortunately, at DUI checkpoints, all suspicion is taken away as officers assume anyone is under the influence.
Because it’s the holiday season, DUI checkpoints are sure to pop up throughout the state. Luckily, one of the caveats of having a DUI checkpoint is that the must be published to the public in advance. Regardless of this information, these checkpoints come dangerously close to infringing on your rights.
Although we don’t condone drinking and driving, we understand that being stopped at a DUI checkpoint is a hassle and sometimes police offers abuse their power whether you have been drinking or not. For that reason, we want to keep you aware of the most common checkpoints in Utah so you can avoid an unlawful search.
Top DUI Checkpoints in Utah
Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned so if you were arrested at a DUI checkpoint for driving under the influence, you need a lawyer. Contact Carl Anderson Law at 801-285-0303 for a free consultation and see what we can do for you.