DUI Checkpoint Laws in DE
Delaware DUI Checkpoint Laws
Have you been arrested in Kent County or Sussex County Delaware for a DUI at a DUI Checkpoint? Are you concerned about the fairness or legality of the DUI Checkpoints?
Do not feel discouraged if this has happened to you. While, DUI Checkpoints are legal in Delaware, but they must follow very specific laws. And, a lawyer can have your charges dismissed.
Both Delaware residents and visitors to Delaware have rights. If you face an arrest for Driving Under the Influence at a DUI Checkpoint in Delaware, you need a lawyer. It is in your best interest to work with a skilled Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer. Call The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email us here. We have more than 20 years experience serving those accused of DUI in New Castle, Kent & Sussex County, Delaware.
Delaware’s Checkpoint Strikeforce
Delaware has an initiative called the Checkpoint Strikeforce. It is a 6-month program running each year from July 2nd-December 31st. Each weekend throughout the state there is an increased number of DUI checkpoints. The goal of the Checkpoint Strikeforce is to stop impaired, drunk or drugged driving on Delaware roads, highways, and interstates. Oftentimes, officers scatter these checkpoints throughout Kent County and Sussex County, particularly near the beach and resort areas.
Legal Issues Surrounding DUI Checkpoints
While DUI Checkpoints or DUI Roadblocks are legal in Delaware and help to keep Delaware roads safer, there are certain legal concerns regarding DUI Checkpoints. Some of them are:
- Law enforcement must lawfully choose the DUI Checkpoint Location.
- Police officers must follow proper DUI arrest procedures.
- The checkpoint must follow Delaware DUI Checkpoint guidelines.
- Law enforcement must properly notify Delaware officials about the checkpoint.
- Police officers must conduct the roadblock properly.
- The officer must administer the Field Sobriety Tests properly.
Contact Delaware DUI Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested at a Delaware DUI checkpoint or DUI roadblock please call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email us here.
We also handle Delaware DUI’s given on all New Castle, Kent County Delaware & Sussex County Delaware roads such as Route 1, Route 13, Route 113, Route 30, Route 24, Route 26, Route 16, Route 404, Kings Highway, Savannah Road, Rehoboth Avenue and Coast Highway.