Category: DWI Checkpoints

Some Issues in DWI Checkpoint Cases

DWI Checkpoint Cases

Mostly during holidays that are linked with drinking and driving, such as the summer bookends Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, many law enforcement agencies in the Houston area set up DWI roadblocks. Officers and prosecutors love checkpoints, because they are exempt from the reasonable suspicion rule. Checkpoint officers may detain drivers simply due… Read more »

Are DWI Checkpoints Legal In Texas?

Are DWI Checkpoints Legal In Texas?

DWI roadblocks have had an up-and-down legal history over the past several decades. At one point, it was legal for any officers to set up any checkpoint at any time, and at another time, it was illegal for any police department to set up any checkpoint for any reason. There were, and still are, legitimate… Read more »