Challenging Your DUI Stop: Probable Cause

After a DUI arrest, you are probably wondering what choices you have. Thankfully, an arrest does not automatically mean the police have enough information to convict you.

If you are interested in challenging your DUI arrest, an experienced Nashville attorney can help determine if the police officer had probable cause to make a traffic stop in the first place. If the police officer did not have probable cause for pulling you over or making the arrest, any subsequent testing cannot be used against you in court.

Rob McKinney has more than 20 years of experience aggressively defending the rights of individuals in Nashville who face criminal charges. Attorney Rob McKinney can analyze the details of your traffic stop, determine whether there was probable cause for the stop and, if so, seek a dismissal of the case for you.

An Unlawful Traffic Stop Is Grounds For Fighting A DUI Charge

In Tennessee, the police must have legal justification for pulling you over. For example, police officers can pull people over for speeding, running stop signs or failing to use their turn signals. However, a police officer would not be legally justified for pulling you over because you fit the profile of a criminal suspect.

If a police officer has no probable cause, the traffic stop was unlawful and you can challenge the DUI arrest.

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Contact our firm if you think the police pulled you over unlawfully. Protect your rights by working with an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Schedule your free consultation by contacting us online or by calling 615-686-2115.