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What Qualifies as an Unlawful Police Stop?

Laws Regarding Police Stops & Investigations

There are many reasons why an officer might suspect a motorist of driving while intoxicated. Speeding, swerving, and disregarding traffic stops and signals are all major signs of intoxicated driving. However, there are some smaller hints, as well, such as driving too slowly, late reactions to signal changes, or stopping/pulling over for no apparent reason. If an officer observes a person behaving in any of these manners, he or she has the right to pull the suspect over and investigate further.

Unlawful police stops occur on a regular basis. Sometimes officers have a quota for the number of stops or citations they must perform or write, making them "trigger happy" and willing to pull over any motorist who shows the slightest sign of distracted or drunk driving. This is illegal. Police officers may also stop a motorist who has been reported by an eyewitness.

In these cases, the officer cannot pull them over or arrest them unless they witness signs of intoxication themselves. It is an unfortunate fact that many innocent motorists are stopped, cited and even arrested for drunk driving without being guilty. If you are one such person, call The Law Office of Troy P. Burleson today to learn what a Collin County DWI lawyer could do for you.

Experienced in Protecting Your Rights

My firm has been highly recognized by Avvo®, Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell®. I have focused my practice on DWI defense alone, handling up to 50 cases every year, so you can rest assured that I have the skill and aggression to fight for you. My firm has represented hundreds of clients over the years with a high success rate, so call today to learn how I could help. I may be able to uncover the evidence needed to prove an unlawful police stop and prevent you from paying the consequences.

Need a DWI lawyer in Collin County? Call my firm!

  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

    Case Results [+]
  • Contact Us

    Request a Consultation

    You only have 15 days to save your license! Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Start Your Defense [+]