Unlawful Police Stop
Oakland County DUI Defense Lawyer
When officers pull drivers over for suspected DUI (driving under the influence) or OWI (operating while intoxicated), they are supposed to follow certain rules that are meant to protect drivers' Constitutional rights. If these rules are not properly followed, the police stop is considered unlawful. A police stop may become unlawful if the officer did not actually have probable cause to make the stop--or reasonable cause to believe that that the driver was violating the law at the time.
For example, if the officer witnesses the driver run a stop sign, make an improper turn or swerve in and out of lanes, he or she has enough probable cause to make a traffic stop. The officer may also have probable cause if the stop is based on someone else's report of the individual as a drunk driver. There is insufficient probable cause, however, if the officer simply stops someone because the officer had a bad feeling about that person or did not actually observe any bad driving.
Under Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, we all have the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure. Being stopped by an officer for no good reason is a violation of this Constitutional right. If your DUI/OWI arrest occurred after an unlawful police stop, it is time to take action. With the help of our Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorney, Daniel D. Hajji, you might be able to get your charges dismissed due to the fact that your arrest occurred unlawfully.
Serving Various Parts of Michigan
While our criminal defense law firm is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, we serve a broad area within the state of Michigan. We provide criminal defense legal services for individuals throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Attorney Daniel D. Hajji is dedicated to providing every client with premier legal representation so that they can improve their chances of obtaining positive case results. For more information about how we can assist you,
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