Unlawful Police Stops
DUI Defense Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
When arrested for a DUI offense, you might think you have no chance of winning against your charges. But the case begins with a valid police stop, and if the police officer failed to follow exact procedures required by law, you may be able to challenge any subsequent evidence found against you. An Alameda County DUI defense lawyer will be able to ascertain the facts of your case and plan a legal strategy that may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dismissed. At the Law Office of Nors Davidson, we have the experience you need when facing the serious charges of DUI.
A police officer may not pull you over for no apparent reason; he must have probable cause to stop you. Probable cause for suspected DUI could include:
- Violating traffic laws
- Driving too slow
- Turning a corner too sharply
- Ignoring a stop sign
The officer must be able to prove in his report exactly what the reason for the traffic stop was. Pulling you over because it was late at night and they thought you might have been drinking does not qualify as probable cause and violates your rights.
DUI Defense Attorney in Alameda County
Our firm will carefully review your traffic stop to ensure it did not violate the laws of reasonable cause. Even with scheduled traffic checkpoints, these must be scheduled and posted within a certain amount of time prior to the checkpoint going into effect and a different route allowed to anyone who chooses to take it. Failing to take these steps by law enforcement could be considered an unlawful police stop if you were stopped at one of these checkpoints and arrested for DUI.
By contacting our office you will obtain a knowledgeable and aggressive legal representative who will contest your unlawful police stop in order to possibly reduce or dismiss your charges.
Contact an Alameda County DUI Defense Lawyer
if you believe you were unlawfully stopped for DUI.