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How to Deal with an Unlawful Police Stop

When an officer asks you to pull over for a police stop there is a very strong possibility that you will be issued a citation or placed under arrest. No matter the final outcome of the police stop, from the moment the officer turns on the lights and sirens, it is essential that you are aware of and exercise your legal rights. The law requires that an officer only pull you over if he or she has a valid reason to suspect you have committed a traffic infraction or that you have violated the law. There are unfortunate circumstances however, when there may not be any substantive or even circumstantial evidence that would warrant a police stop. Admitting guilt or agreeing to an unlawful search could give the officer the probable cause he or she needs.

It is these types of unlawful police stops and violations of your legal rights that an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you fight. If you have become the victim of an unlawful police stop there is a strong possibility that our firm may be able to help you get all of the charges that followed the initial stop dismissed in their entirety. If your case proceeds to trial, we will fight aggressively on your behalf to help you get your charges acquitted. Whether you failed a field sobriety test, breath and blood tests revealed a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08%, you admitted that you had been drinking or doing drugs prior to your arrest, an illegal search was conducted on your person or vehicle, or any other evidence was gathered against you, all of it could be deemed inadmissible if the police stop that started the whole process is proven to have been unlawful.

To get legal assistance in dealing with an unlawful police stop or the arrest that followed, call Hopper Law Firm PLLC and schedule to meet with a Raleigh criminal defense attorney right away. Our attorneys have years of experience helping clients fight the criminal charges they face. Through our in-depth investigations and our steadfast commitment to uncovering the truth, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.

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