Unlawful DUI Traffic Stop: Los Angeles Court DefenseOften clients wonder: did the police officer lawfully stop me? For the traffic stop to be lawful, the officer must have reasonable cause to pull your over. If there is no reasonable cause, the traffic stop is in violation of your constitutional rights, and the entire criminal case against you in court is subject to being dismissed!
Our Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyers are familiar with the common claims or reasons the officers write in their reports, such as:
- Driving recklessly
- Driving too slow
- Ignoring traffic laws
- Taking a corner too quickly
- Ignoring a stop sign or traffic light
- Weaving repeatedly within your lane or between lanes
- Driving without your headlights on after dark
- Another vehicle code violation
"Cherry-picking" for DUI drivers occurs frequently! This is the case when police officers intentionally patrol areas with many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs late at night to stop vehicles for DUI checks. In situations such as these police officers may not have valid and sufficient probable cause to pull you over. These pretext traffic stops may be a violation of your constitutional rights!
Our firm’s Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys can file and litigate a motion to contest the validity of such traffic stops pursuant to Penal Code § 1538.5. As former Senior DUI prosecutors our lawyers can anticipate and prepare for the most aggressive prosecution strategies. You can be confident that we will provide you the best, more aggressive DUI defense!