Manhattan DWI Lawyer Discusses Drunk Driving Checkpoints
As an experienced Manhattan DWI Lawyer, I am often asked about being arrested at a police checkpoint for driving while intoxicated. In New York, especially in New York City on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, there are checkpoints set up throughout New York City. There are checkpoints near bridges and tunnels. Very often there is a checkpoint on West Street near the Holland Tunnel or near the Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan on 61st Street. Those checkpoints are set up by the police department without warning. Anyone who is caught up at a checkpoint has the right to challenge that checkpoint at a pretrial hearing and can have a judge decide whether that checkpoint was constitutional or not. If a judge determines that the checkpoint was not constitutional, to suppress the checkpoint and essentially get your case dismissed. As a Manhattan DWI Lawyer, I’ve had the occasion to challenge checkpoints and had cases dismissed because the checkpoints were unconstitutional.
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