Unlawful Police Stops
San Francisco DUI Lawyer
Unlawful police stops can result in serious drunk driving charges and an arrest. An unlawful stop is defined as any stop which violates your constitutional rights. Reasonable suspicion or probable cause are required by the constitution in order to pull over a vehicle in the United States.
The Law Office of Nors Davidson understands the serious consequences you will be made to face if convicted of a DUI and may be able to assist you. They are dedicated to providing clients with tough, excellent legal defense in all DUI cases taken on. If you have been arrested for a DUI due to what you feel may be an unlawful stop, speak with a San Francisco DUI attorney immediately.
Were you unlawfully stopped in San Francisco?
The police will try to give any excuse to justify pulling you over. They may say that your driving caused them to believe that you had been drinking. The following behavior must have been observed in order to constitute reasonable cause to pull you over:
- Reckless Driving
- Driving slowly
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Turning too sharply
- Failure to obey a stop sign
- Driving without headlights
This type of driving behavior comprises "reasonable cause". If an officer stopped you without reasonable cause, and merely had a suspicion that you may have been drinking, your constitutional rights have been violated. These types of stops occur most frequently at times when many are considered to have "been drinking" such as after 2am or on a holiday. If an officer waits for you to walk out of a bar and pulls you over merely because you were seen to have done so, it is unconstitutional.
Contact a San Francisco DUI defense attorney from The Law Office of Nors Davidson immediately if you feel you were unlawfully stopped by law enforcement to learn more about your legal options!