Oklahoma DUI Traffic Stops
Before you can be charged with a DUI, you must first be stopped and questioned by an officer. However, police officers are not at liberty to apprehend anyone they please; stopping and questioning a suspect—including a suspected drunk driver— must be done legally and within the confines of what is permissible by the Constitution.
The Fourth Amendment prohibits illegal search and seizure and requires that police have an established reason to stop you. This is known as reasonable suspicion.
Although you may be pulled over for a traffic violation, if an officer stops you for speeding, he may not immediately launch into a DUI investigation. Extending the stop in this manner is illegal or it requires additional observations.
Should You Have Been Stopped?
The attorneys at the Edge Law Firm understand how crucial it is to investigate every detail of your stop and arrest. In fact, we have an investigator on staff that works exclusively for our clients. If police violated protocol in any way when stopping you on suspicion of a DUI, the charges against you may be dismissed.
The team at Edge Law Firm will investigate every aspect of your DUI stop to ensure complete legality. We will study the administration of field sobriety and chemical tests and examine police reports to ensure that proper protocol was followed every step of the way.
Facing a DUI in Oklahoma is a serious charge. You need a serious attorney who will build a solid defense. Fill out your information on our site or call the Edge Law Firm today at (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 to schedule a free consultation.