It is difficult to prepare for a DUI roadblock motion hearing if you do not have the underlying documents that were the basis for the establishment of the roadblock. Many lawyers do not understand that department protocols may require documentation of the means by which the roadblock was established and documentation of the events that occurred during the roadblock. If these documents are available, you have an important opportunity to develop the issues in your DUI case prior to the motions hearing. Below is an example of standard open records request for roadblock information:
|Fayetteville Police Department760 Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Re: Open Records Request for All Polices, Guidelines, and All Other Written Memoranda or Notes Regarding the Implementation of Roadblocks by the Fayetteville Police Department or Roadblocks in which Officers of the Fayetteville Police Department Participate;
Open Records Request for All Notes, Memoranda, Directives, Guidelines, and All Other Written Documentation Regarding the Roadblock in which Officers of the Fayetteville Police Department Participated in on April 15, 2009 on Georgia Highway 85.
Dear Records Custodian:
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq. (Georgia's Open Records Act), please provide full and complete copies of each of the documents, records, and recordings identified above.
Please contact me if I need to remit payment for this request in advance. Thank you for your kind assistance.