A common DUI myth in California is the belief that an officer can pull someone over at random to conduct a DUI investigation. This is not true. In order to make a lawful police stop, a law enforcement officer must have reasonable grounds to believe that a motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most common signs that a motorist might exhibit include:

  • Wandering across lane lines
  • Erratic speed (too slow/too fast)
  • Unnecessary or excessive braking
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals
  • Headlights off at night

An officer can only pull someone over if they are showing signs such as those listed above. If you have been pulled over and consequently arrested for DUI, but the officer had no cause to suspect you of drunk driving in the first place, you may have means to defend yourself from a wrongful DUI conviction.

How an Attorney Could Help

Contact a Riverside DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas Wallin today if you have been arrested for drunk driving. We could investigate the details of your police stop and DUI arrest in order to uncover police misconduct and obtain a dismissal of your case. Call our firm today to make a consultation appointment.

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Your initial consultation with our firm is free of charge, so call today or fill out our free online case evaluation form to get started. We would love to review your case and help you build a strong defense against your police stop and your DUI charges. Our offices have fought charges of drunk driving for over a decade, so you can rest assured we have the experience and skill to obtain the best possible results for your case. Contact us today!

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