Georgia DUI Cases of Note


Mitchell v. State - A13A0035 - Roadblocks: safety concerns are okay

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In Mitchell v. State, A13A0035, April 30, 2013, the Georgia Court of Appeals held affirming the Dublin Georgia Laurens County Trial Court ruling in this Marijauna case that "for safety reasons and for sobriety purposes" is a legitimate primary purpose for a Roadblock under Georgia and Federal law which had previously been limited to license checks, sobriety check points and seatbelt checks in the non-emergency context and had specfically excluded general crime deterence.  Safety reasons sounds like general crime deterence but apparently is not. 




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