Challenging the Stop
Fighting Orange County DUI Charges
Defense – 4th Amendment to the Constitution
Many drivers who have been accused of a DUI wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is resoundingly, yes! There are many regulations surrounding intoxication convictions and they vary from state to state. It is best to seek the help of a DUI attorney who deals exclusively with Orange County DUI and criminal defense matters. At Coffey and Coffey, we only handle DUI cases and other criminal cases in Orange County. We know which judges we need to avoid, we know the prosecutors and how they tend to try to gain a 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 DUI cases can also come into question.
Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Orange County. The lawyers of Coffey and Coffey are experienced DUI defense lawyer who is able to aggressively fight for you. It is important to hire a lawyer experienced defending DUI cases in Orange County because a DUI conviction can lead to license suspension, a criminal record, probation, hefty fines, increased insurance costs, and jail time. Call our office for a free and confidential consultation. (800) 706-7888.