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Palm Beach County DUI Checkpoint Tips – How To Protect Your Rights

Palm Beach County DUI Checkpoint Tips – How To Protect Your Rights

Police departments from Miami to Palm Beach Gardens are setting up roadside checkpoints tonight to make sure motorists are operating safe vehicles and are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Palm Beach Gardens police will conduct their DUI checkpoint along northbound lanes of U.S. 1 from 11 p.m. Friday 3/19 until 2 a.m. in the morning. The use of roadblocks is fraught with legal issues. The law enforcement agent is actually stopping you and any occupants in the vehicle without probable cause or reasonable suspicion a crime or traffic infraction was committed. This itself can be considered unconstitutional. Here are some important facts you need to know if you get caught up in a DUI roadside checkpoint: A driver can legally avoid a checkpoint location if he… […]

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