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
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 6,000 criminal cases, a background
which gives him a significant advantage in defending clients. 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.
Contact the firm now for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and to take the
first steps in your case.