Assume that you have been arrested on the charge of driving under the influence, or DUI, and are confused about your rights. The lawyers at Wood and Rabil, LLP, want to help minimize the potential consequences of a DUI conviction. Some DUI arrests happen at what are called DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are set up in order to catch drivers who are legally too intoxicated to drive. DUI checkpoints are controversial, but are considered to be a legal application of the law in most states, including North Carolina.
A DUI checkpoint consists of a roadblock set up on the interstate during peak times of possible alcohol consumption. Police officers then stop drivers at random in order to check for alcohol consumption that exceeds the legal limit. If you are found to be driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or above, you will most likely be charged with DUI. The checkpoints do not require the officer to have reasonable suspicion of intoxication before he or she pulls a vehicle over.