Beating DWI Charges After Illegal Roadblock Stops
Were you arrested for DWI at a drunk driving checkpoint? I am attorney Mark T. Davis, and I can help you beat a DWI charge in Texas if you were stopped at an illegal roadblock.
In Texas, the only checkpoints or roadblocks that are legal are those designed to check whether a driver has a valid license and insurance. In the El Paso area, however, police sometimes take advantage of this loophole. They set up legal license and insurance checkpoints, but their underlying mission is to arrest intoxicated drivers. If you were a victim of an illegal DWI roadblock setup, I will fight to have your case dismissed.
With over 20 years of experience as criminal law attorney, I have helped many people who faced DWI charges stemming from checkpoint stops. I know how to investigate these situations and prove the police were wrong. If you were pulled over at a checkpoint, I would like to talk to you.
Understanding DWI Checkpoints
There is no legal requirement that you drive up to a roadblock if you can find an alternate route that is legal, without driving across private property. Additionally, the police cannot prevent you from seeking alternate routes by blocking exits or taking other action.
Have You Been Stopped At A Checkpoint?
If police stop you and suspect that you are intoxicated, they may ask you to take field sobriety tests and blood or breath tests. The results of these tests may not be admissible if police had no right to stop you in the first place.
I will thoroughly investigate the traffic stop to uncover whether police violated your rights. As your lawyer, I will determine:
- Whether the roadblock complied with Texas law
- Whether the roadblock was so close to a bar that it was really nothing more than a sobriety checkpoint
- Whether police followed proper procedures while operating the checkpoint
I am prepared to look into every aspect surrounding your arrest, and I will strongly assert your rights, doing everything within my power to get the best possible results for you.
Act Fast To Keep Your License
If you have been arrested for DWI, you do not have much time to challenge your license suspension. Contact me today to learn how I can help you keep your license and fight DWI charges. Call my office in El Paso at 915-779-3596 or toll free. You can also send me an email today. English and español services are available.