Did The Officer Have Probable Cause To Stop You?
Various state laws govern the procedures police are required to use when making a DWI arrest. This includes your rights under the U.S. Constitution and state law regarding DWI stops. You can be pulled over for driving while intoxicated if police have a reasonable suspicion “based on articulable facts” that an activity out of the ordinary has occurred. This can include the motor vehicle operator breaking a law or engaging in driving behavior associated with intoxication, such as:
- Swerving in and out of your lane
- Reckless driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Other driving infractions
If you have been charged with a DWI, contact our Houston lawyers to determine if you were the victim of an unlawful police stop. An illegal stop can result in a reduction in charges or case dismissal. Jim Medley & Associates, P.C., a recognized DWI defense firm, can move forward to review your arrest and identify any procedural violations. Mr. Medley has over a decade of experience representing clients in DWI cases. He will analyze the evidence in your case and aggressively dispute the allegations against you if you were illegally pulled over by law enforcement. Attorney Medley will immediately seek a reduction in charges and/or case dismissal if your rights have been violated in any way.
Defending Your Fourth Amendment Rights
When building a DWI defense, one of the first aspects of the case that will be looked at is whether or not the police followed proper procedures. An unlawful police stop can be used to suppress the evidence against you, reduce your charges or dismiss your case. Hiring a qualified litigator that will aggressively protect your rights is extremely important when fighting DWI accusations. If you are convicted of DWI, you will be facing serious penalties, including incarceration, fines and the loss of your driving privileges. The DWI attorneys at our Houston firm can move forward quickly to evaluate the evidence against you and advise you how to best to challenge the case against you, including the matter of the initial police stop.