Know Your Rights as a Suspect of DUI
Skilled DUI Attorneys in Fort Myers
We have seen it happen time and time again: individuals arrested on suspicion
of DUI end up facing convictions because they did not understand the rights
afforded to them. This is not something that has to happen to you! Our
Fort Myers DUI lawyers have nearly half a century of experience and can
guide you deftly through this legal process. We have successfully represented
thousands of cases, and we have everything you need to ensure that your
rights are upheld.
Unlawful DUI Stops
As we go over a new client’s case, one of the first questions we
address is whether or not the arresting officer had probable cause to
pull over your vehicle. According to the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment,
law enforcement cannot legally search you or your property without probable
cause or a warrant. In these cases, probable cause would be something
like erratic driving, traffic violations, speeding, or swerving. Additionally,
you cannot be required to perform any kind of roadside sobriety test unless
the officer observed that you were demonstrating signs of impairments
such as bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, or the smell of alcohol. If it
turns out that the officer did not have probable cause, it is possible
that we could get the charges dismissed.
Do Not Take Chances with Your Future & Freedom
Innocent until proven guilty is not just a quick turn of phrase on television
cop procedurals, it is an extremely important window into how our nation’s
courts are intended to work. It is up to the prosecutor to find evidence
that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime –
and it is up to us to help ensure that your case is thoroughly and fairly
defended. We take great pride in our ability to investigate our client’s
situation and find inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case.
Our Fort Myers DUI attorney has everything you need to defend your rights.
Call today at (239) 217-3723 to schedule your free consultation. Time
is of the essence!