The United States Supreme Court has held that an officer must have a reasonable suspicion of a criminal or traffic offense to stop a vehicle. If the police did not have a justified reasonable suspicion, then your Scottsdale DUI Attorney will have a compelling legal argument to pursue for dismissal of your Scottsdale, AZ DUI charges.
This is just one of many factors a Scottsdale DUI lawyer will examine and challenge in your Scottsdale DUI defense. But you will not get that benefit without a good Scottsdale DUI criminal defense or Scottsdale DUI lawyer. DUI Charges in Scottsdale AZ are serious, and carry some of the harshest penalties in the country. If you were charged or arrested for a Scottsdale DUI you will need an experienced Scottsdale DUI Attorney or an Arizona Attorney who defends charges frequently in the Arizona courts, to defend your Scottsdale DUI charges. Below are just a few of many common defenses that an experienced criminal defense or DUI Attorney in Arizona may use to defend your case:
Top DUI Defenses
ILLEGAL STOP OF PERSON OR VEHICLE - Were you legally stopped by the Scottsdale police?
The United States Supreme Court has held that an officer must have a reasonable suspicion of a criminal or traffic offense to stop a vehicle. If the officer did not have a reasonable suspicion, then the remedy may call for a dismissal of your Scottsdale DUI charges. The means the officer must be able to substantiate a specific and just cause to believe there has been a traffic infraction or other violation of law. Weaving within one's own traffic lane for a short distance or making a wide turn should not justify a hunch that the driver is driving intoxicated.
CHANGING LANES WITHOUT A SIGNAL AS A BASIS FOR A STOP - Did the Scottsdale police stop you because you failed to use your turn signal?
It is basic knowledge that you should always use your turn signal. However, an argument could be made that the stop was illegal because no other traffic existed, involved a remote area, or no other traffic was affected by your turn without using a turn signal. The Scottsdale police and prosecution will argue that you are required to signal if there is other traffic nearby. Most DUI arrests occur late at night and very often the police car is the only vehicle even within sight distance of the driver. The Arizona Law reads as follows:
A.R.S. 28-754. Turning movements and required signals: "A person shall not so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided by this article in the event any other traffic may be affected by the movement."
THE OFFICER DID NOT HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO MAKE THE ARREST-
Was there probable cause for the Scottsdale police officer for arrest?
The burden on the Scottsdale AZ police is greater to arrest you than it is to make the initial stop. The standard for an officer to stop a vehicle, the officer must have merely a "reasonable suspicion" of DUI. But to make an arrest, the level rises to a higher standard, which is that "probable cause" to arrest. If a motion to dismiss for lack of probable cause to arrest is made, the court then considers all facts gathered by the officer before the arrest. What occurred after the arrest: the breath or blood test then is not relevant. Based on the facts, this is another compelling argument that may be presented by your Scottsdale DUI lawyer in an attempt to dismiss the Scottsdale DUI charges.
Scottsdale DUI Lawyers
Attempt to go through the criminal justice process or Scottsdale Court unrepresented by a good Scottsdale DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney, is simply putting your life, hope and future into the hands of the person wanting to convict you, the prosecutor. That's their job. Many of the best Arizona DUI Attorneys agree that if you face Arizona DUI charges, you will need to retain an Arizona DUI lawyer to defend your case. This is not something you want to defend alone, without the qualified defense of an experienced DUI attorney. A good DUI lawyer in Arizona will fight to make sure your constitutional rights are protected, examine the evidence, build the most solid and effective defense possible, attempt to get your DUI charges dismissed, reduced or otherwise the best outcome in your case.
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This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.