Unlawful Police Stops
We will fight for justice, whatever it takes
Many people who have been arrested for DUI make one very serious mistake: they give up any hope of fighting the case. By doing so, they waive their rights and simply accept the charges which have been filed against them by the State, leading to serious consequences such as a driver's license suspension, steep fines, a lengthy probation and even time in jail in some cases. Don't let this happen to you! Let a former prosecutor from Shepard Law, P.A. fight to protect your rights in the case, working diligently to help you avoid a conviction and the disruption this could cause throughout your life.
Illegal DUI Stops in Panama City
One of the most important questions to ask after an arrest for drinking and driving is whether or not the police officer violated the law in pulling you over in the first place. Under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are secure against unreasonable search and seizure and cannot be investigated for a crime unless the police officer has either a warrant or probable cause. If the officer cannot demonstrate that there was probable cause to pull you over, such as erratic driving or a traffic violation, your defense attorney may be able to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that your rights were violated.
You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Nearly anyone has heard this phrase, but you may never have fully realized how important it is until now. While there may be evidence which seems to indicate that you are guilty of the crime of driving under the influence, an attorney may be able to find weaknesses in the case which can be exploited to your advantage. By raising questions such as "Was the breathalyzer machine properly calibrated?" "Could the blood test sample have been contaminated?" and "Did the police officer correctly administer the field sobriety tests?" your attorney can seek to make it difficult-or impossible-to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Former Prosecutor Defending You on DUI Charges
Our state's DUI penalties are harsh and the courts in our area are tough on offenders. You can greatly improve your chances of successfully fighting the charges by hiring the team at Shepard Law to represent your case, and you can reach them whenever you need them, 24/7. Mr. Shepard is a former Assistant State Attorney who has personally handled more than 5,000 criminal cases, a background which gives him a significant advantage in defending clients. Contact the firm now for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and to take the first steps in your case. The team at the firm is ready and waiting to help you find your way back out of the criminal justice system as quickly as possible.