Unlawful Police Stops
If you are driving along the street and are not doing anything unlawful or erratic, the police cannot legitimately pull you over for no apparent reason. In any police stop situation, law enforcement must have probable cause to pull you over. What is probable cause? In the criminal justice system, probable cause refers to facts or evidence that would make a reasonable person believe that a crime or wrongdoing is or was being committed. An experienced officer may state in his report that he felt justified in pulling you over due to weaving or speeding, reckless driving, no headlights, or some other unlawful act.
If this was not the case, however, the officer has violated your constitutional rights. If there is anything that can be disputed about how and why the officer stopped you, this can all be used in court as a defense to fight your DUI charges. If you or someone you know is facing what you feel is an unwarranted police stop that resulted in DUI charges, contact a Los Angeles DUI attorney at the Kraut Law Group.Defending DUI Charges in Los Angeles, CA
When faced with an unjustifiable police stop, you have the right to fight any charges that stem from that unlawful police stop. If it can be proven that there was no justifiable reason to pull you over, any evidence against you for a DUI cannot be allowed in court. Attorney Kraut has years experience as a former Deputy District Attorney and knows the ins and outs of how a prosecutor will pursue a case. With this knowledge, he will build a strong defense to challenge any evidence against you. Our firm has helped numerous clients in the Los Angeles and Southern California areas and has a proven track record of success. Contact us to find out how we can help you.
Were you unlawfully stopped by a police officer and charged with DUI? Contact a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer at the firm to find out how we can help you fight your charges!