Were You Arrested At A DUI Checkpoint?

In California, the penalties for a DUI/DWI conviction continue to become more serious. Since drunk driving convictions are a big money maker for the state, more and more DUI checkpoints have been added as an aggressive step to target motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol. Obtain experienced legal counsel to protect your rights, if you were stopped at a DUI checkpoint.

For more than 35 years, Ivan O.B. Morse has practiced in the criminal justice system. He is a former police officer who knows the proper procedures law enforcement is expected to following when making a DUI/DWI arrest. Defense attorney Morse will fight for the criminal charges to be dismissed based on any violations of your constitutional rights. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly skilled Livermore DUI checkpoint defense lawyer.

Questioning the Validity of DUI Checkpoints

At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, we have represented hundreds of clients accused of drunk driving. We know the law and the rights you are entitled to according the U.S. Constitution. Law enforcement must have valid reason to pull a motorist over for drunk driving, such as:

  • Swerving between lanes
  • Driving erratically slow
  • Failing to follow traffic signals
  • Tailgating unusually close to another motorist

Yet, police officers in California are known to routinely stop drivers at DUI checkpoints. The California Supreme Courthas ruled that DUI checkpoints can be considered legal as an administrative search. This is a complicated part of the law with grey areas.

At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, we know how to help you navigate the criminal justice system in pursuit of protecting your constitutional rights. If you were pulled over for drunk driving at a DUI checkpoint, criminal defense attorney Morse will act quickly to develop an aggressive defense strategy. He is a skilled trial attorney prepared to argue the traffic stop was illegal without a valid reason to suspect you for drunk driving. Defense lawyer Morse will fight for the charges to be dismissed based on any violations of your constitutional rights, including search and seizure violations.

Contact Our Firm's Livermore DUI/DWI Lawyer

If you are accused of drunk driving, contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. We will fight to protect your constitutional rights, while seeking to uphold your right to a due process.