If you’ve been caught at an Arizona Immigration Checkpoint…
It happens time and time again. The police set up immigration checkpoints along Arizona highways — especially on I-8, I-10, I-15 and I-40. They find a reason to stop almost every rental car traveling through the state. Why? They’re looking for drugs.
If you have been stopped, cited or arrested at a immigration or border patrol checkpoint, you must act quickly. Contact the team of experienced Pheonix, AZ drug search and seizure attorneys at Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC, in Phoenix, by calling us toll free at (602) 296-3434.
A Typical Border Patrol Checkpoint Scenario
You are driving down I-8 in your rental car and come up to a border patrol checkpoint. As you stop they run a drug dog around your car or they ask you to pull over for secondary search. The dog alerts and you are removed from your car, your belongings searched and drugs found. Even a very small amount can be detected by drug dogs. You are cited and released if they only find a small amount. If they find a large quantity they arrest you and take you to jail. If only a small amount of drugs are found you will be required to appear in the Wellton Justice Court in Wellton, Arizona.
We have had good success at handling these matters and may be able to arrange it so you do not have to come back to Wellton for court. If a large amount of drugs are found you will have an initial appearance within 24 hours and a judge will determine your release conditions and you will end up having to appear in Yuma County Superior Court. You will have to be present at most of your hearings in Yuma County Superior Court.