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.