A Vehicle Stop Can Be Based Solely On a Vehicle Code Equipment Violation

By: Wallin & Klarich

One of the most frequent causes of drunk driving arrests is being pulled over for something as trivial as a vehicle equipment violation. Some commonly cited equipment violations frequently used to justify a stop and subsequent DUI investigation include: defective headlight, taillight, brake light, absence of license plate, etc.

To prevent a possible DUI investigation, do your best to make sure your vehicle is free from easily apparent equipment violations. Do not make the mistake of exposing yourself to a DUI stop and arrest for an easily correctable equipment violation. A stop based solely on a vehicle code equipment violation is lawful and constitutional. Such a stop can lead to being arrested for a DUI offense in California and driver’s license suspension.

If you or a loved one is facing allegations of driving under the influence, please contact the California DUI specialists at Wallin & Klarich. Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience handling DUI defense. Let the skilled California DUI lawyers at Wallin & Klarich advise you and ensure your rights and freedom are protected under the law. Contact Wallin & Klarich for a consultation at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at www.wklaw.com to learn more about your case and what can be done.

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