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DWI Checkpoints

In an effort to minimize drunk driving and make drivers aware of the penalties of operating a vehicle while impaired, many states have begun using sobriety checkpoints. These random investigations, also known as DWI checkpoints, can be set up on any major roadway and require all drivers who use the road to submit to a check for intoxication. Since North Carolina authorities have begun to use DWI checkpoints, the number of DWI and DUI arrests has risen considerably.

If you or someone you love has been charged with DWI, you may be facing serious legal ramifications. Contact a Raleigh DWI defense attorney at the Law Office of Jim Black at 919-600-4609 to discuss your right to a qualified defense today.

DWI Checkpoint Procedures

DWI checkpoints are designed to identify drivers who have consumed large quantities of alcohol or other substances that may make them incapable of driving. Because the majority of heavy drinking occurs in the evening, the checkpoints are most commonly set up between the hours of 10pm and 3am. Police officers will generally stop everyone who comes to the part of the road they have chosen as their checkpoint site, so drivers should prepare for this process by:

  • Providing all necessary identification and information
  • Not turning back or attempting to avoid this type of check
  • Cooperating with the authorities
  • Being familiar with your rights as a driver

Understanding the laws regarding DWI charges and related investigations may help accused individuals to minimize the damage to their personal and professional life.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been subjected to a DWI investigation and is facing penalties associated with this type of search, a Raleigh DWI defense attorney from the Law Office of Jim Black may be able to help. Contact us today at 919-600-4609 for more information.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

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Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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