In the State of Mississippi, a law enforcement officer must have probable cause to pull you over. This could include swerving, running a red light or stop sign, speeding or even having something as simple as a broken taillight. The law enforcement officer who stopped you has an obligation to document in detail the reason he or she pulled you over. If he or she pulled you over due to the suspicion of DUI, you must have exhibited driving behavior that would reasonably lead to the officer to suspect you had been drinking. If the officer who stopped you did not suspect that you were driving under the influence of alcohol until he or she actually pulled you over, he or she must have another valid reason for stopping your car.
A skilled DUI defense attorney will look at the evidence in your case to determine if the police officer who stopped you had a justifiable reason, or probable cause, to pull you over. Arguing that the law enforcement officer did not have a reason to ask you to stop your car may lead to a dismissal of your case. It is essential that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney regarding this aspect of your case.
Contact the Law Firm of Ross, Kelley & Martin, PLLC to set up a consultation to discuss your DUI case. We will begin investigating your case immediately and working to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Don’t wait – call today!