Seeing a police car’s flashing lights in your rearview mirror can be a frightening sight, especially if you’ve had a beer or two before heading home.
However, even after a DWI arrest, it’s crucial to understand that an accusation does not mean you are guilty or are likely to be found guilty of drunk driving.
Police must have a valid reason to stop you, such as speeding or other traffic violations, equipment malfunctions, like a broken taillight, or tips from the public. Once you see the flashing police lights:
Experienced DWI defense lawyers understand that DWI charges often result from errors, such as:
While being pulled over and suspected of DWI can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone, it’s crucial to your defense to remain calm and fully document your interaction with the police. The officer who stops you is one of, if not the most critical part of the prosecution’s case against you.
Observing the officer’s actions and taking notes can be a vital tool for your defense lawyer, who in many cases can point to investigative, procedural or technical errors that lead to reduced penalties or charges, as well as the possibility of the case being dropped.
Call our office at 704-873-2295 or email us today.
Attorney Mike Lassiter grew up in Statesville, makes his living serving the people of Statesville and published a book capturing the changing landscape of small town life across North Carolina and Iredell County. His keen sense of history, dedication to the area and 30 years of legal experience make him an ideal attorney for your legal needs.
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