When a police officer pulls someone over, they must have reasonable suspicion that the driver they are pulling over is committing or has committed a crime. If you were pulled over and now face DUI charges, but you don’t think the police officer had reasonable suspicion to pull you over, this might help your case. The Orange County DUI attorneys at Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. explains how to determine if a police stop was unlawful.
Unlawful Police Stops
An unlawful police stop is when they stop someone without having the proper amount of suspicion or evidence that the person they are stopping is committing a crime. A police officer can’t merely use their intuition or instincts to stop someone. Before stopping a driver for DUI, the police officer must have observed behavior that indicates drunken driving, such as drifting between lanes, speeding, driving without headlights, or not obeying traffic laws.
Unlawful Stops Don’t Erase Evidence
Although you might have been stopped unlawfully, it doesn’t mean that the evidence the police officer found will be excluded. If the police officer asked you to take a breath test and you had a BAC level that was .08% or higher, you may still face DUI charges. However, if you were stopped unlawfully, it can help your case.
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If you think you were stopped unlawfully and now face DUI charges, you need strong legal representation on your side. Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. has been representing clients charged with DUI in Orange County since 1959. Our team knows that DUI charges require prompt attention and extensive knowledge. We can carefully evaluate your case and help you obtain the best possible results. Get the aggressive defense you deserve and get in touch with our team today.