Police Checkpoints in Illinois are Ramping Up – Know Your Rights

Mario A. Godoy
Police Checkpoints in Illinois are Ramping Up – Know Your Rights

Police precincts across the U.S. will be stepping up DUI enforcement during the holiday season. A common holiday police tactic is the “spot check”. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office took such measures over the recent Thanksgiving holiday. The increased mobilization yielded plenty of arrests, including:

  • Two DUI arrests
  • Three Driving on Suspended/Revoked arrests
  • 41 seat belt/child restraint citations
  • 34 Speeding citations
  • 12 no insurance citations
  • 11 Electronic Communication Device citations

Source:
McHenry Thanksgiving Arrest Data

When police use “spot checks” or “checkpoints”, the Fourth Amendment offers enhanced protections to motorists so that they may remain free from unreasonable searches or seizures. If you’ve been accused of committing a DUI in Illinois, you face the potential for jail time, significant fines, driver’s license restrictions or suspension/revocation. Moving violations unrelated to DUI can have a big impact on your driving record and insurance rates.

The attorneys at Godoy Law Office will listen to your case and help you make informed decisions about the best way to handle the matter. Clients may be eligible to have charges reduced or dropped altogether because of police misconduct or a lack of admissible evidence. Our criminal and traffic lawyers know how to get you through the DUI process and back to your day-to-day life. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a DUI or other moving violation, call 855-554-6369 and ask to speak with our criminal or traffic attorney today.

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