Mistakes the Police Make When They
Stop and Arrest You For DUI In Georgia
Stopping a vehicle on a
hunch. The officer either must have articulable suspicion (e.g.
weaving within lane, which is not a crime) or probable cause (e.g.
speeding, which is a crime).
conducting a roadblock without being in compliance with the rules laid
out in LaFontaine v. State, Brown v. State, and Williams v. State, (Georgia Supreme Court Cases) or
City of Indianapolis v. Edmond (United States Supreme Court Case).
Arresting someone for DUI
just because the officer smells the odor of an alcoholic beverage on
the person. After all, unless you have an unlawful blood alcohol
level, or are incapable of driving safely because you've been
drinking, it is not against the law in Georgia simply to drink and drive.
Administering and scoring
standardized field sobriety tests that is not in compliance with the
officer's own training. Ask your lawyer if he has the officer's own
training manuals to use for cross-examination.
Failure to read the Implied
Consent Notice at the time of the arrest.
Reading the wrong Implied
Consent Notice (there are 3 that he can choose from).
After reading the Implied
Consent Notice, giving you misleading or confusing information that
causes you to make the wrong decision regarding your rights.
Placing you under arrest and
then requesting that you perform roadside sobriety tests without
advising you of your Miranda rights.
Attempting to get your
consent to search your vehicle when such an attempt exceeds the scope
of the initial stop.
Being dumb enough to capture
the events of your stop and arrest on a video that do not support the officer's
Being even dumber by
attempting to hide, modify, or destroy any video that does not support
his allegations. If I find out about it, I will do everything I can to
have him arrested and prosecuted!
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