Unlawful Police Stops in Houston
A Violation of Your Rights
Every citizen has rights. When these rights are violated by members of law enforcement, such as in an unlawful police stop, the consequences to a citizen can be harsh. An unlawful arrest may then take place which could lead to a sentencing of fines, license suspension, community service and time in jail. A police officer must have a reasonable suspision you are violating the law in order to stop you. If there is no legitimate reason for the police stop to have taken place and you are charged with
DWI, a knowledgeable
Houston DWI attorney should be contacted immediately.
If a legitimate police stop is made, there are procedures that must be followed in order to make a determination if you will be arrested for a DWI. Field sobriety tests and
breath and blood tests may be conducted. If you are arrested after taking these tests, your arrest must follow the letter of the law in order to protect your rights.
DWI Defense Lawyer in Houston
At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, I firmly believe in protecting the rights of my clients. I have been an attorney for 24 years and have a firm understanding of DWI laws and how to successfully defend against charges of driving while intoxicated. Due to my prior positions as a state prosecutor for the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's office and then as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice, I have a unique understanding of how cases are prosecuted, which I can use to your advantage.
If at any time you have reason to believe that you have been subjected to an unlawful police stop, it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. No matter if this is the first time you have been stopped for a DWI or you have had
multiple charges filed against you, you deserve an effective lawyer that has proven successful in the past.
Contact a DWI defense lawyer in Houston
at my offices if you feel that an unlawful police stop led to your DWI charge.