MIAMI, Fla. – At any given time in the city of Miami, you could be subject to a DUI checkpoint. Sites like DUI Block.com provide locations, but you have to remember to check them to know where you may be stopped.
Legal in Florida, DUI checkpoints, also referred to as sobriety checkpoints, are meant to keep drivers and passengers safe. Checkpoints are random and temporary. You can expect to be detained briefly before being sent on your way. Assuming you are sober.
The National Highway Safety Transportation Board has issued guidelines for police, including those in Miami, with regards to operating these checkpoints. Knowing these guidelines will help you understand how to handle such stops.
Additionally, the following information can help you should you be detained or arrested.
Sobriety checkpoints are designed with the intent of keeping motorists safe. If you have been injured in a vehicle collision due to another’s impairment, you have rights. Our experienced auto accident attorneys can begin handling your case as soon as today. Call us so that we can discuss the details of your specific case now.