WAS THE STOP LEGAL?
A police officer pulls up behind you and turns on his overhead lights. You pull over to the side of the road while the officer conducts a traffic stop. There are many reasons that the officer may have stopped you. When you are arrested for DWI, an experienced DWI lawyer can look at the facts leading up to your stop to develop an opinion about whether the stop was legal.
An officer must have reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed before conducting a traffic stop. Whether an officer had reasonable suspicion is determined by considering the facts and circumstances surrounding the situation. The burden of proof for reasonable suspicion is very low. In fact, there does not have to be proof that a crime actually occurred before an officer may develop reasonable suspicion.
An experienced DWI lawyer can advise you about whether your stop may have been illegal. If you were stopped illegally, your DWI charge may be dismissed. If you have been arrested for DWI in Texas, contact the Loker Law Firm today to discuss your case with an experienced Texas DWI lawyer.