Lawyer Handling Unlawful Police Stops
Did you know that you have the right to not be stopped without reason? A police officer must have "probable cause" to pull you over. This means that the officer must have observed something that indicates that you have done something unlawful.
Your attorney from the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group can challenge an improper and unlawful police stop if it resulted in you being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you believe your DUI charge was the result of an unlawful traffic stop, take action now. Call an attorney at (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) for a FREE case evaluation or contact us online.
Massachusetts DUI Attorney
Once the police officer has conducted his roadside investigation, you can be arrested only if he or she has enough probable cause to make the arrest. This means that by whatever means he or she has established your sobriety or lack of it, it must meet a certain level to be "reasonable." You will have a court proceeding in which a judge decides whether the officer had probable cause for the arrest based on the evidence presented and the officer's testimony and report.
At the hearing, the officer will testify and can be cross-examined by the DUI defense lawyer. If the judge decides, based on the evidence presented, that the officer who arrested you lacked probable cause, then any blood alcohol test conducted will not be allowed as evidence and your entire case may be dismissed.
Choose a Western Massachusetts DUI Law Firm
When it comes to litigating unlawful police stop cases, our attorneys vigorously and tirelessly fight for clients, both in District Court and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Our motto, "All Cases, All Hours, All Courts," explains our determination, drive and accountability in obtaining the best possible result for our clients. Call (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) for a FREE case evaluation or contact us online.