In the state of Georgia, it is legal to set up DUI roadblocks. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is not unconstitutional to set up roadblocks and that they do not impede on your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. However, there are still guidelines that law enforcement personnel must follow in order for Georgia DUI checkpoints to be legal. If these guidelines aren’t followed, then you may have a strong defense to fight Georgia DUI charges.
Georgia is required by law to follow these guidelines when setting up sobriety roadblock and checkpoints:
It is Georgia’s job to prove that they have followed all of these guidelines. A knowledgeable DUI attorney in Alpharetta will know to check for these things when planning your defense. Your lawyer should realize that, if the DUI checkpoint didn’t follow the rules, the evidence collected against you might not be admitted in court.
If you have been charged with a DUI from a DUI roadblock checkpoint in Georgia, you should hire a DUI attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of Scott Miller, we can help you with your case. Call us today at 770-408-1001. Call us so we can get started on crafting a successful defense strategy today.