Unlawful and Illegal Police Stops
Reasonable suspicion to stop and probable cause to arrest and request a BAC test must be proven.
Law enforcement must have a legitimate reason, or reasonable suspicion to stop a driver for a traffic infraction or because the driver is believed to be breaking the law. This is a very important area of concern in many DUI cases and can sometimes be a reason for a case or DUI charge to be dismissed.
If the stop was unwarranted or the officer violated your rights in any way by pulling you over, it is your constitutional right to fight any charges that resulted from the event.
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In addition to reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle, the officer must have probable cause to arrest you and to request that you take a blood test or breath test. If any of these legal standards are not met, the case against you may be dismissed.
A lawful traffic stop must include a law enforcement official witnessing a traffic infraction or someone driving in a manner that strongly indicates driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many stops are made because of:
- Driving recklessly
- Swerving or weaving in and out of a driving lane
- Driving faster than the speed limit
- Driving slower than the speed limit
- Driving after dark without your headlights on
- Not complying with traffic laws, lights or signs
DUI Attorney in Boulder
If you or someone you care about has been stopped, and you don't believe that the police officer had reasonable suspicion, it is extremely important that you obtain the legal services of a Boulder DUI attorney that knows how to properly investigate these types of matters.
At The Lancaster Law Office, LLC, our seasoned attorneys are intimately familiar with unlawful and illegal traffic stops and understand that charges for serious crimes like DUI that can result are a violation of your rights. We are prepared to help you fight for your rights and efficiently guide you through the judicial system aiming to achieve the best possible result in your case.
We will conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and evidence surrounding your police stop, and if you were illegally or unlawfully stopped, we will do everything we can to help you prove it in order to avoid or minimize the penalties that you are now facing.
Contact a Boulder DUI lawyer now for a free case evaluation. We can provide you with effective legal advice and representation in your legal matter.
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