Did The Police Make A Lawful Stop?
At the law firm of Travis Noble, P.C., we have won many seemingly open and shut DWI cases because police failed to have probable cause to stop vehicles. These included cases in which clients were over the .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit and cases where police had insufficient cause to stop our clients or failed to follow proper procedures when investigating or arresting them.
Don’t think that your DWI case is lost before speaking with us. If a viable defense exists, we will find it. Travis Noble, P.C., will fight for your rights and freedom every step of the way.
Call Travis Noble, P.C., at 314-450-7849 for a free consultation.
What Is An Unlawful Police Stop?
For a DWI or any type of traffic charge to be lawful, the police must have probable cause to stop you and cannot pull you over under false pretenses. Once they have stopped you, they must have probable cause to continue their investigation. Finally, they must have reason to believe that you have broken the law — that is, that you were impaired at the time you were driving. A police officer’s hunch alone is not sufficient justification for a DWI arrest.
If these tests are not met, it may be possible for a DWI charge to be dismissed entirely or for the charge to be reduced to a nonalcohol driving offense.
Attorney Travis Noble will examine all evidence in your case, including the police car video, the police report and other evidence. Mr. Noble will look for inconsistencies in police officer statements. As a trial attorney skilled in cross-examination techniques, Travis Noble will pick apart unsubstantiated police observations in the Department of Revenue hearing, pretrial hearing and, if necessary, at trial.
Contact For A Free Consult
For a free consultation about a DWI case in the St. Louis area or elsewhere in Missouri, contact Travis Noble, P.C., by calling 314-450-7849. We will explain the rules of a traffic stop and how to successfully fight charges arising from an unlawful stop.