Ventura Unlawful Police Stop Attorney
Fighting Your Unlawful Police Arrest
Believe it or not, police officers are not always the most knowledgeable
of the laws. Their job is to enforce the laws, first and foremost, but
they can often do so by acting on impulse or may simply be uninformed
about the laws. When an officer commits an unlawful arrest, then that
can negate any efforts made by prosecutors, as the case will have no basis.
Have you been arrested for a
DUI in Ventura? You may have a chance for defense. The Law Office of Robert F. Sommers
builds tailor-made defense cases for clients to help them overcome every
challenge. Schedule your
free initial consultation today:
The Standards of Lawful Police Stops
An officer must have “probable cause” to pull someone over
if they are suspected of driving under the influence. Their information
cannot be gauged from a “hunch,” but from very clear evidence,
such as observing behavior that is indicative of drunk driving.
These are some of the signs of drunk driving an officer would look for:
- Making wide turns
- Difficulty maintaining lane position
- Jerky, sharp, or sudden maneuvers
- Driving without headlights
- Ignoring stop signs or red lights
- Slowing down or stopping for no reason
A police officer cannot stop or pull over a driver randomly—there
must be a reason. If a police officer targeted someone based on this premise,
this is illegal and a violation of your constitutional rights.
Get Defense Now!
Our Ventura DUI defense lawyer, Robert F. Sommers, is a former prosecutor
more than 20 years of experience. He knows what to look for in these types of cases to determine whether
or not the arrest was unlawful or was a violation of your constitutional rights.
Take the first step towards your defending your rights—contact a Ventura DUI defense attorney today.