Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Arizona?

DUI Checkpoints are legal and common in Arizona.

DUI Checkpoints in Arizona

As in most states in the United States, DUI checkpoints can be found scattered throughout Arizona, and they are legal. The following cities regularly have such checkpoints (but they can also still appear elsewhere):

  • Phoenix
  • Mesa
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale

If you have found yourself getting stopped while driving through a DUI checkpoint, make sure to comply with requests to produce your ID and insurance information. However, you do not have to consent to a search of your vehicle or to perform field sobriety tests.

You can find out more about what to do if you are being questioned regarding a suspected DUI here.

The easiest way to prevent being pulled over for a DUI is to have a designated driver or hire a driving service. However, if you would like to avoid DUI checkpoints altogether, you can look up the current checkpoints in your area by performing a simple internet search. All checkpoints in Arizona must be disclosed to the public prior to being set up.

If you find yourself approaching an unexpected checkpoint, do not U-turn. Doing so will only draw suspicion toward your vehicle.

Call Rideout Law Group right away if you are facing a suspected DUI charge.


With offices in Lake Havasu City and Scottsdale, our firm serves the entire state of Arizona, with a particular focus on criminal defense, family law, and juvenile cases.

Our goal is for the best outcome for your criminal case, which can include:

  • charges that are reduced or dropped.
  • top experts reviewing your case.
  • aggressive negotiations with the prosecution for plea bargains.
  • fines or probation in lieu of jail time.

At Rideout Law Group, our attorneys are able to expertly examine the evidence in your case to provide a strong strategy for argument that leads to an outcome that is most favorable to you. We have experience in all types of criminal cases for both adults and juveniles, with positive outcomes both in plea negotiations as well as jury trial settings.

Call us today for a free consultation at 480-584-3328.

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