The Basics Of A DUI Traffic Stop In Virginia

Your heartbeat speeds up, your stomach clenches, your mind races and all at once you realize "I'm getting pulled over by a cop!" What happens next, especially in a DUI case in Virginia, plays a very big role in the outcome of the interaction with the office. Whether you knew it or not, or maybe you have never thought about it, a traffic stop begins at the very moment a police officer pulls you over. Here are the basics of a DUI traffic stop in Virginia.

  • You see the flashing lights and may even hear the siren and you quickly realize that is a welcoming party just for you. As you pull safely to the side of the road, the officer may be contact someone to check your license plate, or he may be able to do that himself.
  • The officer must believe you have violated a traffic law and cannot merely cite a vague reference to a broken turn signal or loud muffler. Running a red light, speeding, or destruction of property are some examples of "probable cause". Weaving in a lane however, is not.

When you are faced with DUI charges in Virginia, call the Virginia DUI Attorneys at Boone Beale. With office locations throughout all of Virginia, we are close enough to serve you but experienced enough to help you win.


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