Orlando Unlawful Traffic Stops Lawyer
Were You Illegally Pulled Over by the Cops Across Orlando and Seminole County? Get Legal Representation on Your Side.
Being stopped by the cops can be frightening. You believe you weren't doing anything wrong while driving. You were obeying traffic laws. However, now you could be facing a potential citation or charge for an offense such as a DUI. But did you know that not all traffic stops are legal? Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, you are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. Additionally, an officer must have probable cause to pull you over; otherwise, the stop could be considered a violation of your rights.
If you've been arrested and charged with a DUI and you believe your Fourth Amendment rights were violated, call Z Law Firm, L.L.C. today to schedule your free and confidential consultation. Our Orlando attorney is a former DUI prosecutor who has secured case dismissals for past clients. We will work hard toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Discuss the details of your traffic stop with us today by calling (407) 315-2888.
What Is Probable Cause?
The Fourth Amendment provides that people are to be secure in their homes and persons. Generally, law enforcement officials must have a warrant before they can search an individual's car, home, or person or take them into custody. However, an exception to this is if the officer had probable cause to take action. Probable cause is more than a hunch. It means that the officer had a reasonable belief that a crime had been committed. This means that during a DUI stop, the cop must have seen the driver do something that was evidence of their intoxication.
Typical driving behaviors observed during a DUI stop include:
- Driving too slow
- Driving without headlights
- Failing to stop at a traffic signal
If you were pulled over for driving under the influence, but you feel the cop did not have reason to stop you, get skilled representation on your side to fight your charges. At Z Law Firm, L.L.C., our Orlando lawyer will review every detail of your case to determine whether or not your rights were violated during your traffic stop. If you were treated unjustly at any time in the process, we will bring that up in your case to challenge the accusations made against you
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Zmijewski understands both sides of the law and how to use that to your advantage. He ensures that the rights of those he represents are protected.