A DUI traffic stop can occur almost anywhere and at anytime. Some of the more common times, however, are when a police officer suspects you may be intoxicated based on the way you are driving. Other times, a DUI traffic stop may occur during a DUI checkpoint. This is when a certain area has police officers checking every single car that passes through to see if they are intoxicated. This often happens during evening hours on the weekends near populated areas or near bars and nightclubs. They are also more frequent during the holidays when people tend to drive while intoxicated a lot more. If you feel your rights were violated during a DUI traffic stop, contact us today.
If you have made no statements to being intoxicated and have not taken any tests that the police officer can claim you performed inadequately, the officer’s grounds for ordering the testing are restricted to your car operating skills and your demeanor. If your drinking has not been extreme, neither your performance nor your demeanor should indicate reasonable suspicion to mandate a chemical blood alcohol content level test.
Did you know?
Most states do require that during a DUI traffic stop, a motorist must comply to tests requested by the police officer if he or she suspects that the driver is intoxicated.
Failure to comply can lead to severe consequences.