There are situations where an unlawful police stop will lead to a DUI arrest and even a conviction. As experienced attorneys, we at De Castroverde Law Group are committed to defending the rights and interests of drivers throughout Las Vegas who have been arrested for drunk driving.
If you believe that you were the victim of an illegal police stop and would like to discuss this with a knowledgeable criminal lawyer, De Castroverde Law Group is ready to fight for your rights.
Necessities of a DUI Stop
For a driver to be pulled over by law enforcement, probable cause must exist. This means that the officer must have observed or must have had more than a reasonable suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This may be indicated by a variety of different types of behavior, including:
- Swerving in and out of a lane
- Weaving through traffic
- Driving too slowly
- Running a red light
- Following too closely
- Driving recklessly
- Driving without headlights
- Any other traffic violation
This behavior gives police officers grounds to pull the driver over to the side of the road, where additional actions may be taken to determine whether the driver has been drinking and driving. Field sobriety tests, statements made by the driver and the officer’s observations are used to then give the officer grounds to make an arrest for DUI.
Fight Your Charges with a Proven Defense Lawyer
If an initial police stop was made without probable cause, this may offer your attorney the foundation for a successful defense against your charges. The success of this strategy and whether the police stop is deemed unlawful will vary depending on the circumstances of the stop and the evidence your lawyer is able to gather and provide in your favor.
Find out more about how we can use an unlawful police stop to defend you in the face of drunk driving charges – contact a criminal lawyer from our team today to discuss your case and determine your defense options! Call De Castroverde Law Group at (702) 222-9999.