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Unlawful Police Stops & DUI In Sarasota

Sarasota DUI Attorneys and Lawyers

A crucial element of your Sarasota DUI case will be the initial DUI police stop. When law enforcement observes behavior which they believe is indicative of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they will have you pull over to the side of the road. In order to determine whether you are actually intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, they may watch for outward signs (slurred speech, bloodshot eyes) and will request that you undergo field sobriety testing. Depending upon their observations and your performance on field sobriety tests, law enforcement may then make an arrest and request that you take a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration.

All actions involving the initial police stop may be crucial to the outcome of your case. As skilled Sarasota DUI attorneys, we at Finebloom & Haenel understand exactly how an unlawful police stop can lead to lowered or dismissed charges, or a case win in court. When you work with a lawyer at our firm, we will review any and all aspects of the stop, testing and your arrest to determine whether procedure or your rights were violated. We will ask all the important questions:

  • Did the officer actually have probable cause to pull you over in the first place?
  • Did you violate a traffic law?
  • Did the officer pull you over simply because you were leaving a bar or nightclub at closing time?
  • Did the officer violate any procedure in administering field sobriety tests?
  • Were you lawfully arrested?

Consult a Sarasota DUI Lawyer

If you were the victim of an unlawful police stop, there is much that an attorney can do to help fight your DUI charges. A Sarasota DUI lawyer at Finebloom & Haenel can meet with you during a free consultation to review your particular case and determine what our firm can do to help.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today to talk to a Sarasota DUI attorney about whether an unlawful police stop may have led to your drunk driving charges.

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