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ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER LEAVING A RESTAURANT OR BAR

Posted by David Jones on Mar 28, 2016

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It's a common story that I hear often. A person drives to a restaurant/bar to meet up with friends. They park in the restaurant/bar's parking lot and go inside.  After leaving the bar, they get into their car and head home, only to be pulled over a  short distance from the restaurant/bar.  They are arrested for driving under the influence. The law enforcement officer tells them that he/she pulled them over because their car was parked outside of the restaurant/bar and the officer saw them leaving.

If this happened to you, what can you do?

If you were arrested for DUI after drinking at a restaurant or bar, you should immediately contact Jones Law to retain an experienced attorney. It is possible that you have a viable motion to suppress the evidence based on an unlawful traffic stop. Police officers must have probable cause to pull someone over. Simply walking out of a restaurant/bar is not enough to support the stop.  If the judge agrees that you're leaving the restaurant/bar was the reason why the officer stopped you, the case may be dismissed.

You should contact our office without delay.

David Jones

David E. Jones is a Central Valley area DUI and criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of DUI and other crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Jones has practiced criminal law throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties since 1996. Mr. Jones was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County 12 years and has been an instructor for the Police Academy for over 10 years. He is an experienced and respected trial attorney.

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