Minneapolis DWI Defense
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has identified some of the most common reasons why individuals are pulled over by patrolmen. Many of these offenses can result in arrest because what many officers are looking for are drunk drivers. Some of the reasons for a traffic stop indicating a drunk driver include:
- Swerving or weaving
- Turning too wide
- Straddling the center line
- Almost wrecking into another vehicle or an object
- Driving the vehicle with the headlights off
- Responding slowly to traffic signals
- Following too closely to other vehicles
- Stopping without a reason in moving traffic
- Turning illegally or abruptly
- Driving into incoming traffic
- Appearing to be drunk
- Decelerating and then accelerating rapidly
These are just some of what officers look for to identify if someone is drunk or committing another criminal act that can result in arrest. If you have been charged with DWI or another traffic offense resulting in arrest, it is important to speak to your Minneapolis DWI attorney as soon as possible.
Trustworthy Legal Violence
If you are stopped by the police, you are not required to answer all of the questions that they ask you. The reason is because you don’t have to incriminate yourself. Anything you say can and will be used you in court, if the matter gets to that point. Calling your attorney before answering any questions is the best route to take. That way you can ensure you give proper responses or no response at all. If you simply give an “I don’t know” answer or “I need to speak with my attorney first,” they cannot continue to press you to incriminate yourself. What the officer is looking for are things such as flushed face, slurred speech, stuttering, the odor of alcohol on your breath. If they evaluate any of these, they may have you get out of the vehicle and perform field sobriety testing. They will look for disheveled clothing, swaying while standing, and leaning on your car for support.
Achieving The Best Results
At the Law Office of Barry Hogen, many clients have been able to achieve the best possible results in their cases. Issues with the arrest process, officer credibility issues, and faulty blood or urine tests can be reason for the charges to be reduced, dismissed, or for the defendant to be acquitted. Every step of the way, you will have a Hennepin County criminal defense attorney standing by you and defending your interests so you can move on with your life.
Contact A Golden Valley DWI Lawyer
There are a number of traffic offenses that can lead to a stop and then an arrest. These offenses can then lead to a criminal record that causes hardship for the long-term. If you or a loved one has been pulled over and then arrested, it is important to secure a quality criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To learn more about your rights and options, call the Law Office of Barry Hogen at 612-338-5545 to schedule a free consultation.