Are DUI checkpoints legal in Texas? 3 Answers as of April 15, 2011

Are police sobriety check points legal in Texas as of 12/31/2010?

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The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland
The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland | Dustan Neyland
Random sobriety checkpoints are illegal in Texas. There is a bill in the Texas Legislature currently pending that would legalize random check points. Some counties, such as Montgomery County are attempting to get around the law by setting up a fixed check-point, but only stopping people who commit a traffic violation.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 4/15/2011
Law Office of Tim W. Avery
Law Office of Tim W. Avery | Tim W. Avery
No. This topic usually comes up ever Legislative year but so far, none has been authorized. I anticipate that it will be brought up again this coming Legislative session.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/10/2011
Law Office of Jamie Balagia
Law Office of Jamie Balagia | Will Mitchell
No. The Legislature has discussed permitting sobriety checkpoints in past sessions, but it still has not officially authorized them. With the new session starting next week, it is very likely this topic will resurface.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/4/2011
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