Police Dash Cam Evidence In Missouri DWI Cases
Video footage from a police dashboard camera can show that the police had reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver was intoxicated. This gives the officer the ability to continue the investigation, by making further observations, asking the driver to perform field sobriety tests or asking the driver to take a portable breath analyzer test.
That said, in some cases, squad car video footage may show that the driver appeared sober, that he or she was cooperating with the investigation and that there was no reason for the officer to believe that the driver was intoxicated. Squad car video can also provide evidence of police misconduct or violation of the driver’s civil rights. In these two latter examples, the dash camera evidence may provide sufficient grounds to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense.
Experienced DWI Defense Attorney
Travis Noble is a former law enforcement officer who now defends people accused of DWI. Mr. Noble understands the proper way for police officers to conduct themselves during a DWI stop. He also knows how to reveal errors or discrepancies in their testimony when it is compared with objective evidence from dash cam videos, station house videos or other sources. Mr. Noble is experienced, aggressive and determined to obtain the best possible result for every client.
Examining St. Louis Police Car Video Evidence During A DUI Case
In many DWI cases, the best chance to get a charge dismissed is at the traffic stop, by showing that the officer did not have reasonable cause to stop a vehicle or to continue the investigation. When defending you, Travis Noble will carefully examine all available evidence, including police car videos, looking for a way to get the charge dismissed or reduced. For aggressive representation at all stages of the legal process, turn to Travis Noble, P.C.