Checkpoints That You Will Probably Enco

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There are instances where checkpoints are illegitimate such as those checkpoints which purpose is general crime control. They violate the Fourth Amendment. A checkpoint should follow legal protocols in order to be legitimate.

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Checkpoints That You Will Probably Encounter in the U.S.:

Checkpoints That You Will Probably Encounter in the U.S.

1. Driver’s License Checkpoint:

1. Driver’s License Checkpoint The purpose of this checkpoint is to check if there are drivers who use a fake or expired driver’s license.

2. Witness Checkpoints/Information-seeking Checkpoints:

2. Witness Checkpoints/Information-seeking Checkpoints Instead of catching criminals and observing probable violations, the objective of this type of checkpoint is to ask people for information about crimes or accidents within the area.

3. Border Patrol Checkpoints:

3. Border Patrol Checkpoints This type of checkpoint is usually found in Border States. Its main purpose is to verify if the people inside the vehicle have the right to be in their country. Usually, the officers would ask for documents that would prove that the people inside the vehicle are legally allowed in the country.

4. Sobriety Checkpoints:

4. Sobriety Checkpoints The objective of this checkpoint is to make sure that the drivers within the area are sober. This is a type of checkpoint where DUI arrests usually happen .

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REMINDER: There are instances where checkpoints are illegitimate such as those checkpoints which purpose is general crime control. They violate the Fourth Amendment. A checkpoint should follow legal protocols in order to be legitimate. (Source: POLICE Mag )

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