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BEWARE: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled on Friday, July 31, 2015, on West University Ave. in Gainesville, Florida

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Be aware that local media outlets are reporting that the Gainesville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are conducting a DUI checkpoint this Friday night, July 31, 2015, in Gainesville, Florida.  This check point will be located in the westbound lanes of the 3300 block of West University Avenue and conducted between 9:00 pm this Friday night and 3:00 am.

According to Gainesville's WCJB TV-20 and local media outlets, law enforcement spokesmen are stating that the the checkpoint will serve as an "educational tool" and reminder for those driving the roadways of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages.  Other recent local checkpoints have including armed law enforcement officers from the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, University of Florida Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies

Motorists traveling through this checkpoint should expect delays, vehicle inspections and warrantless searches of their vehicles. You should anticipate that the law enforcment officers involved in the checkpoint may exercise their power beyond the limits of the constitution.  Motorists wishing to avoid this team of heavily armed multi-agency officers might consider avoiding the 3300 block of West University Avenue this Friday night.  Be safe, be aware, don't get arrested or harmed.  If you act wisely, hopefully you will not need to hire a criminal defense attorney.


Michael Buchanan is a practicing criminal defense attorney in Gainesville, Florida, with more than 25 years experience defending people accused of criminal misconduct. He is a former president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Read detailed professional biography here.