Unlawful Police Stops

DWI Arrests in Fort Bend: Unlawful Police Stop

Were you arrested for DWI in an unlawful police stop?

Police officers have to follow strict guidelines and procedures when arresting any individual for DWI/intoxication offenses. An officer could have many reasons for assuming that someone is driving while intoxicated, such as swerving, speeding, disregarding traffic stops and other indications that could mean DWI. Although these signs may point to a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is not certain. Every year, many innocent drivers are pulled over for DWI in unlawful police stops. It could happen to you merely because law enforcement has a quota for the number of stops or citations they must perform or write, making them willing to pull over any motorist who shows even the slightest sign of drunk driving, which is legal. In some cases, there is no real basis for the stop, and the driver was not exhibiting any illegal or dangerous driving conduct, but is accused of "swerving within their lane" or some other accusation. Once the process is in motion, the next step is an arrest.

Fort Bend DWI Defense Lawyer – Former Prosecutor

When you have been pulled over by a police officer because he or she is suspects that you may be driving under the influence, it is important that you follow instructions and do not engage in arguing, as the response can create even more problems for you. For instance, if you refuse to take a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol level, you will face an immediate suspension of your license. If you believe that you were the victim of an unlawful police stop, it is best that you contact me at the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. so that I can review the procedures and evidence regarding the initial police stop in order to see if I can have the evidence deemed inadmissible.

It is my goal to protect your rights if you have been arrested for a DWI after an unlawful police stop. I know that timing is everything in these cases and I will use that knowledge to your benefit. If the officer who pulled you over did not have probable cause to do so, it is possible that your whole case could be dropped. Call now and let me fight for you.