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NC DWI Guy #15: Attacking a DWI Checkpoint

Preparing a motion to suppress based on an illegal checkpoint? Start by listening to this episode of the NC DWI Guy Podcast. Jake Minick walks you through the layout of a good Constitutional attack on a sobriety checkpoint. Get the tips you need to prepare your cross-examination questions and closing argument for you next checkpoint challenge.

Highlights:

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Learn how to layout your checkpoint challenge from a big picture perspective

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Get tips on attacking the primary purpose of the checkpoint as being legitimate

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Discover the three-pronged balancing test for reasonableness and the factors that NC courts use in weighing this test

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Learn how to tailor your cross-examination questions to the reasonableness factors to achieve success in pre-trial motions

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Figure out why the only way to meaningfully determine whether there are issues with a checkpoint stop is to actually have a hearing on the case

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