Reasons for a DUI Stop
It is always nerve-wrecking to be pulled over by a police officer. However, in order for a police officer to legally pull you over, he or she must have just cause to do so. In some instances, individuals pulled over by police may feel that they were stopped without reason, and if it can be shown that a cop committed an illegal stop and then charged the driver with DUI, it may be possible to have the case dismissed.
If you have been charged with DUI, you are entitled to legal defense. The harsh punishments of a DUI conviction can seriously affect your life, and the Arizona DUI defense attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., can help you fight these charges. For more information on what our tenacious attorneys may be able to do for you, contact us today by calling 602-510-9999.
Valid Reasons for a DUI Suspicion
There are many legal and legitimate reasons for an officer to pull over a vehicle. Unfortunately, racism, sexism, and other stereotyping may lead to an illegal stop. Some examples of legitimate reasons for pulling over a vehicle include the following:
- Failure to yield
- Running stop lights
- Running stop signs
- Failure to turn on lights
- Expired plates
If an officer stops a vehicle for one of the above reasons and then notices signs of drinking and driving, he or she may then proceed to issue a sobriety test. Some of the most common signs of a drunk driver include the following:
- Bloodshot eyes
- Watery eyes
- Slurred speech
- Alcohol on breath
If an officer recognizes one of these signs, he or she must take the proper steps to test for sobriety. If any of your rights are violated, or if police do not follow proper protocol, there is a chance that your case could be dismissed.
If you have been charged with DUI, it is important to do everything possible to fight these charges. Contact an Arizona DUI attorney at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999 for dedicated and experienced representation.