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One Defense a good Chandler DUI Defense Attorney can use to potentially get Your Chandler DUI Dismissed
Illegal DUI Stop

If you were arrested for Chandler DUI charges you should contact a Chandler DUI defense Attorney or AZ DUI Lawyer who defends Chandler DUI charges in Chandler Court often. The Criminal Defense or DUI Attorney will ask you some important questions. If you are speaking with an experienced AZ DUI lawyer or Chandler AZ DUI lawyer one of the first questions they will ask you is “Why did the Chandler police claim they pulled you over?” Although that may sound like an insignificant question, the answer is imperative to your defense. In fact, it could lead to a possible complete dismissal of your Chandler DUI charges.

The United States Supreme Court has held that the police or law enforcement entity must have a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime or traffic offense has been committed or is in progress of being committed in order to stop a vehicle. (This does not apply to DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Stops. Those DUI stops are determined in advance by means of a mathematical formula decided by City or County Officials or the Police Department Management for that particular Task Force or DUI Check Point location).

“If your Chandler DUI stop was found to be illegal there is a good chance it could lead to dismissal of your Chandler DUI charges.”

If the police did not have a valid “reasonable suspicion” to stop you, then the remedy in negotiations with the prosecution may call for a dismissal of the DUI charges. The police cannot legally stop a driver unless they can substantiate a specific and just cause to believe there has been a traffic infraction or other violation of law. For example weaving within one’s own traffic lane for a short distance or making a wide turn, keeping your turn signal on too long, is not generally unlawful and should not justify Police to stop you for suspicion of DUI, Drunk Driving in or Drug DUI in Chandler, AZ. These types of driving actions are commonly seen in unimpaired drivers anywhere and anytime.

If the Chandler DUI stop by the police was illegal then your Chandler DUI Attorney will go through the proper channels, argue the defense, and file the appropriate motions to have your DUI charges dismissed. The police work closely with the Chandler prosecutors to justify that their actions of stopping the vehicle and that
“reasonable suspicion” existed for the stop. If the Prosecution and your Chandler DUI Lawyer are unable to reach an agreement, finally, it will be up to the judge to decide if the stop was truly meritless. In some cases charges can be reduced or evidence suppressed. But at the evidentiary hearing, when your Attorney discusses the weaknesses in the prosecutions cases, they are much more likely to negotiate in your favor for the best possible outcome. If your Chandler DUI stop was found to be unlawful, there is a good chance it could lead to dismissal of your Chandler DUI charges.

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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.

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