Unlawful Police Stops in Texas

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Everyone makes mistakes, including police officers. While their duty is to enforce the laws, they can often make arrests out of impulse or with complete disregard of the laws. When an officer commits an unlawful arrest, it can negate any efforts made by the prosecution, since the case has no legal basis.

At Shane Phelps Law., our College Station DWI defense attorneys can conduct an investigation into your arrest and gather evidence which determines that the arresting officer failed to follow proper protocol. With decades of experience, we have an extensive knowledge of Texas laws and court proceedings to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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When Can an Officer Pull Me Over?

There are a variety of reasons a police officer may suspect you of drunk driving. These can often be subjective observations, which can be successfully challenged by an experienced and skilled defense attorney.

The following can provide law enforcement with probable cause to stop you:

  • Speeding
  • Swerving
  • Driving too slowly
  • Ignoring traffic stop signs and signals
  • Driving without headlights
  • Slowing down or stopping for no apparent reason

Field Sobriety Tests

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is made of up 3 individual tests:

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test - Herethe officer will move a pen or small object back and forth in front of their eyes, looking for signs that they are under the influence.
  • Walk-and-turn test - the officer will instructs the person to walk in a straight line for around nine steps and then return back.
  • One-leg stand test - the officer instructs the person to stand with one foot in the air and hold it for until told to put it down.

During the tests, the officer is looking for indicators that the person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol such as not being able to keep their balance or not following the instructions properly.

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Do Not Hesitate to Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side!

When police stop you at random or even on some suspicion you are drunk based off of a hunch or intuition, this is not credible grounds for a stop or arrest. As a former prosecutor, our senior attorney can give you the advantage of knowing how the prosecution will approach your case and how to develop a proper defense strategy. Let our College Station DWI lawyer help you get your life back to normal immediately.

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Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.

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