Archives for: March 2012


Permalink 22:41:55, Categories: News, Roadblock Lawsuit, Checkpoints, 360 words   English (EU)

Final Pretrial Conference Scheduled for March 19th

At 1400 on Monday March 19, 2012 the final pretrial conference for my ongoing civil rights lawsuit will take place at the Tucson Federal District Court. The joint pretrial order was filed with the court on February 22nd and the court issued the order for pretrial conference on February 23rd. At some point after the pretrial conference, we will learn the dates of the actual trial.

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Permalink 11:23:27, Categories: News, Checkpoints, Sobriety, 65 words   English (EU)

Remaining Silent At A Sobriety Checkpoint

The video pretty much speaks for itself. Knowing your rights and how to exercise them is a powerful thing. The only thing I'd do differently is only roll down my window an inch or so. No need to give a police officer who has seized you absent suspicion access to the cab of your vehicle and the opportunity to claim he smelled alcohol or drugs.


Permalink 22:31:56, Categories: News, Sobriety, 580 words   English (EU)

Utah House Passes Bill To Ban Sobriety Checkpoints

Good news on the checkpoint front.

Utah's House of Representatives passed a bill on February 23rd that would effectively ban license and sobriety checkpoints in the state. If passed by Utah's Senate and signed into law, Utah will become the 12th state in the Union to ban such suspicionless seizures of individuals inside a state's boundaries.

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Roadblock Revelations

Welcome to Checkpoint USA's blog. Here you'll find general information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel.

While I refer to court cases along with state and federal law frequently in this blog, nothing written here should be construed as legal advice. I am not an attorney. Rather, I'm someone concerned about the growing disregard for individual rights present at all levels of government.

My conclusions are my own based upon personal experience and research. The law is made purposely complex however and varies significantly from place to place and circumstance to circumstance.

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