Does The Fresno Police Have To Show DUI Checkpoint Locations?

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The Fresno Police Department Operated a DUI Checkpoint over the weekend.

According to the local media, approximately 33 motorists were arrested by members of the Fresno Police Department over the weekend (January 24, 25 of 2011) at a DUI checkpoint in Southeast Fresno.

Over the past several years, the Fresno Police Department has routinely set up checkpoints at various locations in the city of Fresno.

Fresno DUI Checkpoints

As it has in the past, the Fresno Police Department chose not to disclose the location of this checkpoint to the general public.

While disclosure of  the checkpoint location is not mandatory, it seems  that if the purpose  behind a checkpoint was to truly deter driving  under the influence, the local law enforcement agency, in this case the  Fresno Police Department,  would notify the public about the checkpoint  location.

Past checkpoints operated by the Fresno Police Department may not have been operated in compliance with constitutional requirements. In order to challenge the constitutionality of a checkpoint, one must obtain all the relevant information from the local  law enforcement agency that  operated the checkpoint.

If  you have questions regarding a DUI checkpoint operated by the  Fresno  Police Department, or other local law enforcement agency, you  should contact a Fresno DUI defense attorney.

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