Your DUI case may be dismissed if you were unlawfully stopped by the police. The police must have reasonable suspicion in order to stop your vehicle. If your Denver DUI attorney can prove in court that the stop was unreasonable and in violation of your rights, your charges may be dropped.
A police officer cant pull you over without justification. The officer must have a reasonable reason to believe you are committing some sort of crime or traffic violation. A DUI stop often initiates for some of the following reasons:
- Driving without headlights on
- Running a stop sign
- Driving too slow
This type of behavior, along with several other traffic violations, will give an officer “reasonable suspicion” to pull you over.
However, an officer may decide to stop you on the off chance that you may have been drinking, without seeing any of the above-mentioned potential indicators of intoxication. These stops may occur on a holiday weekend, on your way out of a sporting event, or driving home from an area where bars/clubs are found. If you are stopped by such a “cherry-picking” officer, your constitutional rights have been violated.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWAI and are looking for representation call Kimberly now at (720) 257-5346 for a FREE 45 min consultation.