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Unlawful Police Stops: Reno DUI Cases

What constitutes an unlawful police stop?

Despite your best efforts, at any moment, a police officer can pull you over. Sometimes these stops are based on legitimate concern the officer has about your driving, but far too often, they are completely without merit and illegal. A police officer is only legally empowered to pull you over if they have witnessed you break the law, or have probable cause that you are breaking the law, and they need to further investigate your behavior. Unless you are engaging in specific behavior that catches an officer’s eye, they are not allowed to pull you over. If they pull you over without just cause, there may be grounds for having your case dismissed.

Police officers look for multiple activities that may indicate a driver is operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These may include reckless maneuvers such as swerving in and out of lanes, driving excessively fast, running red lights, failing to stop at posted stop signs and driving too slow. Officers aren’t above the law however, and can be held accountable for failing to properly conduct themselves.

Reno DUI Attorney

If your DUI arrest was a result of being pulled over by a police officer without probable cause, a Reno DUI attorney can provide you with experienced legal support. I have more than 25 years of legal experience and am thoroughly familiar with all elements of DUI arrests, including officers unlawfully pulling over a motorist. I will conduct an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your arrest in order to determine if the officer acted improperly when pulling you over, and thus violated your civil rights. I’m passionate about defending people against charges of driving while impaired and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to try and have the charges dropped or reduced.

Contact a Reno DUI lawyer to obtained season legal support if you feel your rights were violated by an illegal police stop that resulted in a DUI arrest.

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