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Defenses Against DUI: Part 2

It is important to understand that there are many ways to defend Phoenix DUI charges. There are a number of constitutional and statutory challenges that attorney Todd Coolidge looks for when he prepares a DUI defense.

Protocol When You Get Stopped

In order for an officer to stop a vehicle for a suspected Phoenix DUI, the officer can only make the stop if there is a traffic violation or if there are facts to support an articulable reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Todd K. Coolidge will file a motion to suppress if there was no reason for the officer to make the stop. All evidence gathered after the stop will be suppressed if the Court determines that there was no reasonable suspicion for the stop.

An officer must also have probable cause in order to arrest an individual for DUI. If the officer does not have objective facts indicative of alcohol or drug impairment at the time of the arrest, Todd K. Coolidge will file a motion to suppress. If the Court agrees, all evidence gathered after the arrest must be suppressed.

Defend Against Phoenix DUI Charges

Attorney Todd Coolidge, recognizes the distress and difficulty that come with criminal charges. With a convenient location in Chandler, our services are available to all of the residents of the metro Phoenix area, as well as throughout the state of Arizona, who wish to have their rights protected. Contact us today for a prompt response from our qualified law team to begin your path to a strong defense.