Were you out celebrating the New Year? If so, you may have noticed the increased amount of law enforcement on the roads and highways. Maybe you saw more DUI checkpoints that you may not have seen before. This is because law enforcement officers know that New Year’s Eve and the ensuing weekend is a time when people celebrate. They want to make sure they prevent any possible collisions or disasters by catching intoxicated drivers before something bad happens.
This is great when it works correctly as it prevents individuals from driving while too intoxicated and causing accidents. However, there are times when DUI checkpoints and increased officers on the road may be considered too much on these types of nights. This can result in breath tests or field sobriety tests that are inaccurate. At MayesTelles PLLC, our team of Phoenix criminal defense lawyers has the knowledge necessary to represent clients in a wide range of criminal cases, including DUIs and more.
Because there is a higher possibility for drunk drivers during these types of holidays, law enforcement may mistake various driving habits for intoxication. Some officers may be so intent on stopping a drunk driver that they pull over a car that doesn’t give them probable cause. At a DUI checkpoint, an officer may feel that a person is intoxicated because they are slurring or struggling with responses. This may have occurred due to fatigue or simply because this person has never experienced a checkpoint and is nervous.
No matter the situation, if you were wrongfully arrested over the New Year’s weekend and need representation, our team at MayesTelles PLLC may be able to help. We will gather the details of your case to determine if there was probable cause or if the tests used to monitor your alcohol level were accurate.
We have former prosecutors on staff who understand how these cases are tried and we know how to combat these methods. Don’t hesitate. Contact our firm today and learn how we may be able to help you get through this difficult situation and get your new year back on the right track.