Challenging the Stop
and South Texas DWI
Defense - 4th Amendment to the Constitution
Many drivers who have been accused of driving while intoxicated
wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is resoundingly, yes!
There are many regulations surrounding driving while intoxicated convictions and
they vary from state to state. It is best to seek the help of a driving while intoxicated
attorney in your state to build a solid defense for your conviction.
Can an officer pull you over for no reason? No, an officer
can not. According to the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, there must be
probable cause for a law enforcement officer to make an arrest, conduct a personal
or property search, or to obtain a warrant for arrest. The officer must be able
to articulate satisfactorily the reason for the routine stop and also for any further
investigatory detention that occurred. If the reason is not proven satisfactorily,
a motion to suppress all evidence obtained from the stop can be brought.
Even if there was reasonable cause to pull you over,
officers still must follow proper protocol for driving while intoxicated stops.
Were you given the right to refuse BAC testing? Were you misled about the consequences
of refusing the BAC testing? An officer’s disciplinary record and/or prior
testimony in driving while intoxicated cases can also come into question.
Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged with
driving while intoxicated in or around the San Antonio area. Find an experienced
DWI defense lawyer who is able to aggressively fight for you. It is important to
hire a lawyer experienced defending DWI cases. A DWI conviction can lead to license
suspension, a criminal record, probation, hefty fines, increased insurance costs,
and jail time. If you are facing a driving while intoxicated in or around San Antonio
call our office for a free and confidential consultation. Call The Law Offices of
Carabin & Shaw .