Do The Law Enforcers Have A Right To Arrest You For DUI After Receiving An Anonymous Tip?

The law enforcers have a right to arrest anyone they suspect got behind the wheel while impaired. However, they must have convincing reasons to believe you were intoxicated. For instance, they can stop you from violating traffic rules or when they notice that your behavior is endangering the lives of other road users. The police might also stop you if an anonymous person calls and informs them that you had been drinking before you started driving. But, this reason does not always hold up in court, and your DUI attorney can challenge the decision. They will take the following measures to do this.

They Will Examine the Details Given By the Caller

Anyone who calls the police to inform them that they suspect a motorist of driving while impaired must have factual information. It should include details of what the intoxicated driver is doing that a reasonable person should not do on the road. The law enforcers should only pursue the driver after confirming that the call is factual and contains information that prompts them to stop the alleged drunk driver. Your lawyer will examine the details provided by the person who gave the police your details. If the information they gave didn't contain details that could raise suspicion about your driving ability, your attorney will object to your arrest.  

They Will Evaluate the Evidence the Police Collected

Anyone can contact the police when they notice reckless driving behavior that they believe is being committed by an intoxicated driver. However, even if the law enforcers believe that the suspected driver is drunk, they must conduct all the necessary tests to confirm this before making an arrest. This information is essential for the prosecution to have a strong case against the driver. If the law enforcers fail to conduct the tests or their results are inaccurate, your arrest could be illegal. Your legal advisor will evaluate the evidence the police collected to determine whether it is enough to prosecute your case. If there are missing details, they will challenge its use in court.

They Will Challenge Arrest Facts in Court

The prosecuting officer must prove that you were driving while intoxicated when they prosecute you in court. The judge will ask them to table test results proving that there was a high content of alcohol or drugs in your blood system. If the test results indicate that the police didn't have grounds to arrest you, the lawyer will request the judge to dismiss your case for lack of evidence.

Contact a legal advisor immediately if you're arrested for DUI through an anonymous tip. They will develop effective defenses to prove that you were not driving under the influence. For more information, contact a DUI attorney near you.