Stopping You For One Crime When Police Suspect Another Is Illegal
A pretextual stop occurs when the police pull you over for a broken taillight or failing to use a turn signal when they really want to see if you have been drinking. Pulling someone over on the pretext of one crime based solely on the officer’s belief of another crime is illegal. If you have had this happen to you, the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC, will help.
Attorney Jr. has represented more than 5,000 people accused of driving under the influence. He has seen the police perform illegal traffic stops routinely.
‘I Want My Attorney’ Are The Only Words You Should Say
It is critical to give as little information to the police as possible during every drunk driving stop. The best answer you can give them is that you would like to speak to your attorney. Our lawyers are familiar with the many issues that arise in pretextual stops, including:
- Pulling someone over because of their age
- Stopping an individual because of their race
- Detaining individuals for a different crime than they were pulled over for
- Police failing to give proper reasons for searching people and cars
Don’t Let Police Get Away With Illegal Traffic Stops. We Won’t If You Call Us.
If the police have accused you of one traffic offense and then arrested you for something else, you may have a pretextual stop claim. We will create a defense strategy to meet any DUI charge and help you to keep your record clean.
You can reach us by calling or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We accept major credit cards. We offer flexible payment plans.