Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Its that time of the year again!

dui_checkpoints_paWhile many of us are out and about shopping or enjoying time with our family and friends,  police are out in full force stopping us at DUI checkpoints for no reason and absent probable cause in total violation of the true meaning of the 4th Amendment.  These checkpoints are becoming more and more intrusive and police are abusing the permission they have to use them.

These checkpoints are based upon a rotten justification that the 4th Amendment does not apply to DUI and DUI enforcement. To try to govern against abuse, there are many restrictions and points that they have to follow in order for them to be allowed.

The majority of arrests and charges from these checkpoints have nothing to do with drunk driving.  Most are non-moving violations, license issues, brake lights etc.

The simple fact is there is a whole lot of money in DUI checkpoints.  Police departments get federal grants to set up these checkpoints and police also rake in the profits by handing out citations to drivers.  It’s all about money and has nothing to do with safety.

As always, we encourage you to make responsible decisions.  If you are stopped at a checkpoint, it helps to know your rights.

The McShane Firm is available 24 hours a day to answer your legal questions. Call 1-866-MCSHANE now.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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