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In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police sobriety checkpoints in Michigan were legal. It was left to the individual states as to whether they would implement them. To date, 39 states use sobriety checkpoints. According to the criminal attorney in Raleigh NC at the Law Office of Karl Knudsen, police sobriety checkpoints are legal in North Carolina so long as they meet the following requirements:

If police fail to comply with these requirements at a DWI checkpoint, and a driver is arrested anyway, his or her arrest might be determined to be illegal in a pretrial motion hearing. If you were cited for DWI after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, the criminal defense attorney in Raleigh NC at the Law Office of Karl Knudsen will closely examine police compliance with the above requirements. Your driver’s license and freedom are in jeopardy after any DWI arrest. Contact criminal attorney Raleigh Karl Knudsen as soon as possible for a review of your case.

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