There are many different indicators that could prompt a police officer to stop a driver for DUI in Phoenix, AZ. If the driver zig-zags into different lanes, disregards traffic signs and signals, or travels significantly over or under the speed limit, a police officer might decide to turn on his siren and pull the driver over. Once a driver has been stopped by a police officer in Phoenix, AZ, the police officer must have probable cause to believe that the driver is in fact driving under the influence or DUI, in order for that officer to lawfully arrest the driver.
Before a driver can be charged and found guilty of DUI in Phoenix, AZ, it must be determined in court that the police officer performed a lawful stop. If there is evidence to suggest that the police officer actually performed an unlawfully stop, it is likely that the judge will exclude evidence that was obtained after the illegal stop. In order for an Arizona driver to effectively determine whether or not they were illegally pulled over and charged with a DUI by a police officer in the East Valley, they should contact a criminal defense attorney at JacksonWhite. Because of their detailed AZ DUI law knowledge and experience within Arizona’s criminal justice system, JacksonWhite’s DUI attorneys can best determine if an Arizona driver might have been arrested without being properly advised of their legal rights. In many instances, a person first learns of the possibility that they were unlawfully pulled over and arrested after meeting with a DUI attorney.
When a person is pulled over, arrested and charged with a DUI, aggravated DUI or extreme DUI in Phoenix, AZ, they should begin to consider their options so that they have a proper defense in court. While it may be a good option for some people charged with a DUI in the Phoenix metro area to choose public defender for representation, each case is different. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you schedule a free criminal consultation with a JacksonWhite DUI attorney to learn more about possible defenses for a DUI charge. For more information, please feel free to contact me directly at 480-818-9943.