Unlawful DUI Police Stops in Baltimore

Baltimore DUI Attorney

A large percentage of people who are arrested for DUI or DWI in Baltimore go to jail, lose their driver’s licenses and are forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines and increased insurance rates for one reason: they didn’t know that their rights had been violated. Under the United States Constitution, you have legal protections against unlawful search and seizure. There is a good possibility that the police officer who pulled you over on suspicion of drinking and driving broke the law in the process. In ignorance of this right, many drivers allow themselves to be convicted and subjected to criminal penalties when it may not have been necessary.

The first thing you should do when you have been charged with DUI is to speak about the case with a seasoned Baltimore DWI lawyer. Your lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your arrest to determine whether there are signs that it was an illegal police stop. The police officer will have to prove that he had probable cause to pull you over, and in many cases this is impossible. Traffic cops will often patrol near bars and nightclubs, and you may have been chosen for a random stop where the officer was trying to meet a quota. If the judge rules that the stop was unconstitutional, evidence such as breath & blood tests may be thrown out.

How can I fight the charges in a drunk driving case?

The firm of Richard S. Miller, Attorney at Law has over 32 years of experience defending the legal rights of those who have been unlawfully arrested. I am a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys, and I will investigate every aspect of your arrest to find any possible way to clear you of the charges.

Contact a Baltimore DWI lawyer to learn more about whether you have been the victim of an unlawful police stop.