Stopping Officer

DUI attorneys routinely analyze fact patterns establishing the basis for the stop in each of their individual cases. Reason being, a bad stop usually leads to a dismissal of the DUI charges.The William Moore Law Firm hold decades of experience in representing individuals arrested for driving under the influence. Learn more about how we defend this complex crime by visiting DUI Attorneys Fort Lauderdale. 

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Charges for a DUI are considered Criminal Charges under the Florida Law. It is important to know your rights and seek out legal representation if arrested for this offense. Contact the DUI Attorneys at William Moore Criminal Defense for answers to any questions that you may have.

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The Stopping Officer Needs to be Questioned Under Oath and then Questioned Again.

Our Broward DUI Lawyers will have often cross examined the stopping officer even before your first scheduled court hearing.

Patrol officers who work in the traffic division are responsible for the enforcement of motor vehicle laws and as a consequence, effectuate nine out of ten DUI investigations according to our Fort Lauderdale Lawyers.

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These officers enforce driving regulations and investigate traffic accidents. Two methods of enforcing violations of speeding statutes is use of the radar gun (which is actually a laser) and pace clocking. Considering that the officer initially conducting a traffic stop must have a legal basis to do so, many believe that insufficient prior calibration of the speedometer or radar gun will result in an illegal stop for purposes of DUI defense. While such shortcomings will definitely get you out of the ticket that ultimately led to a DUI arrest. When an officer can show that they had a good faith belief that a traffic infraction had been committed, a stop is considered legal. Having a defense to the traffic ticket, does not equate to a defense to the DUI.

Patrol officers know that it is much more difficult to establish that he or she formulated the opinion that a driver was impaired based on their driving pattern alone. In almost every case, the stopping officer cites some violation of traffic laws in conjunction with a peculiar driving pattern.  Patrol officers are trained observers, and they're not easily deceived when driving behind a drunk driver. They're taught to be aware of certain signs that show a person is driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Some of the indicators of a drunk driver include:

crossing the center line
weaving within the travel lane
excessive braking
failing to dim headlights when meeting oncoming cars
driving somewhere other than a designated roadway
straddling the center line
stopping in the middle of the roadway for no apparent reason
almost striking other cars or stationary objects
driving with headlights off
traveling above or below the specified speed limit

Even where all of these indicators are present, a defense attorney would be hard pressed to get a seasoned officer to admit that he or she was able to determine that an individual was impaired based on a driving pattern. Doing so only invites a valid basis for a motion to suppress to be filed by that suspects future DUI attorney.