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Fighting Your Unlawful Police Arrest

Believe it or not, police officers are not always the most knowledgeable of the laws. Their job is to enforce the laws, first and foremost, but they can often do so by acting on impulse or may simply be uninformed about the laws. When an officer commits an unlawful arrest, then that can negate any efforts made by prosecutors, as the case will have no basis.

Have you been arrested for a DUI in Ventura? You may have a chance for defense. The Law Office of Robert F. Sommers builds tailor-made defense cases for clients to help them overcome every challenge.

Schedule your free initial consultation today: (805) 919-8662.

The Standards of Lawful Police Stops

An officer must have “probable cause” to pull someone over if they are suspected of driving under the influence. Their information cannot be gauged from a “hunch,” but from very clear evidence, such as observing behavior that is indicative of drunk driving.

These are some of the signs of drunk driving an officer would look for:

  • Speeding
  • Swerving
  • Making wide turns
  • Difficulty maintaining lane position
  • Jerky, sharp, or sudden maneuvers
  • Driving without headlights
  • Ignoring stop signs or red lights
  • Slowing down or stopping for no reason

A police officer cannot stop or pull over a driver randomly—there must be a reason. If a police officer targeted someone based on this premise, this is illegal and a violation of your constitutional rights.

Get Defense Now!

Our Ventura DUI defense lawyer, Robert F. Sommers, is a former prosecutor and possesses more than 20 years of experience. He knows what to look for in these types of cases to determine whether or not the arrest was unlawful or was a violation of your constitutional rights.

Take the first step towards your defending your rights—contact a Ventura DUI defense attorney today.