DWI Police Stops In New Jersey
If you have been pulled over at a checkpoint or for any other reason and been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, you may be able to challenge an illegal stop. At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, we are experienced in the defense of drunk driving charges and will fully investigate the details of your arrest. We will file appropriate motions with the court to challenge the probable cause in your case and seek to defeat any charges against you.
What Are The Reasons Police Need To Make A Stop?
Our firm’s attorneys know that police officers will come up with any number of reasons to pull someone over. Did you know that law enforcement officials, including police officers, must have probable cause to pull you over? A police officer cannot simply pull you over for any reason, give you a Breathalyzer and then charge you with DWI. Officers must have a reason to pull you over such as:
- Swerving or other obvious driving impairment
- Lights out
- Speeding or other moving violation
- Invalid license plate or stickers
Defeating DWI Charges — Challenging Probable Cause
Our firm is experienced in the defense of drunk driving charges involving illegal stops. We represented one client who was pulled over for driving “too slow,” even though he was only driving 5 mph under the speed limit. This is not reason enough to pull someone over and did not rise to the level of probable cause. If you believe that you were pulled over without probable cause, we may be able to challenge the evidence used against you and defeat your underlying DWI charge.