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DUI Pretext Stops: Squealing Tires

A police officer that has reasonably stopped you based on a pretext can then proceed to investigate you for driving while intoxicated, even if it was not the original reason for pulling you over. However, there are some pretexts, such as squealing tires, that raise doubt as to whether it provides reasonable suspicion for a DUI stop. Your DUI attorney will investigate as to whether the pretext stop in your DUI arrest is based on sufficient evidence for a guilty verdict.

Examples of Pretext Stops for Squealing Tires

In a Florida case where the officer noticed squealing tires but no other unusual driving, the jury did not justify a drunk driving investigation based on the pretext stop of squealing tire. On the other hand, a Texas court has found that a police officer, who had reasonable suspicion when he stopped a defendant because his tires had broken traction causing screeching and spinning, was justified in his further investigation of drunk drivin.

Why You Need the Help of a DUI Attorney

California has numerous traffic laws, providing valid reasons for police officers to pull you over for a routine stop. Therefore, it is impossible to discuss every reason why a stop may or may not have been based on reasonable suspicion. That, along with all the variations in the application of the law, is why the legal assistance of a DUI attorney is invaluable in aggressively fighting your DUI charge.

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For more information as to whether your pretext stop was valid for a DUI arrest or to schedule a complimentary consultation with DUI attorney ParamPabla, please call (916) 285-7900.

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