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ATTORNEY: If you've been stopped at a roadblock or sobriety checkpoint, you're in a very unique position. It's unique because they have not observed any driving that would indicate to anyone that you're impaired or affected by alcohol. That's a great place to start.
From there, they'll give you a field sobriety testing, often times in a very commotion-filled, distracting situation because of all the lights that are set up, the number of officers, and what's going on around you. So it's a very difficult place, even more difficult there, than in a regular situation on the side of the road. So you're in a great position to win your case if you're stopped at a roadblock.
In addition, there are certain parameters, there are certain rules, that they have to follow to stop your vehicle. What they have to do by way of timing. What they have to do by way of technicalities on the road block. Certain questions can and can't be asked of you. So there's also a great chance that the case can be thrown out in the beginning, just because the roadblock wasn't done properly.