Unlawful Police Stops
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When arrested and charged with a DUI in Ohio, there are certain criteria that must be in place in order for law enforcement to pull you over for suspicion of DUI. When these factors are not present, you may have been the victim of an "unlawful police stop". When this can be exposed in court, it can result in a dismissed or reduced charge for the DUI offense for which you were arrested. An analysis of your case and the details of the stop should quickly be determined by a Columbus DUI defense lawyer as an initial piece of the defense of your case.
Hiring an Experienced DUI / OVI Defense Lawyer
At Koffel Law Firm, the legal team is very experienced in the the analysis and defense of DUI cases of all types, including evaluating the circumstances of the initial police stop. In order for the stop to be legal, you must have been displaying some type of driving behavior that would lead them to suspect you of DUI, or you must have been breaking driving laws. Some of the common reasons for a police stop related to DUI would include speeding, reckless driving, wide turns, weaving out of your lane, driving too slowly, running lights, or other similar type of indicator. In some cases, it has gone as far as the officer claiming that the individual was "weaving" within their own lane, which is frequently related to an item on the roadbed that the driver is trying to avoid, rather than intoxication.
Overzealous police officers want to arrest and charge drivers with DUI and may step over the line. When your legal rights have been violated by law enforcement, it often can result in a suppression of any evidence that was gathered against you that took place after the illegal police stop. If you have been arrested for DUI contact Koffel Law Firm at once so that your case can be analyzed and the case for your defense developed.
Contact a Columbus DUI Defense Attorney
from Koffel Law Firm if you have been the victim in an illegal police stop and were subsequently arrested for DUI.