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

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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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.