Some common mistakes that cops make with Mississippi DUI investigations
Lack of reasonable suspicion
Police officers must have a reasonable suspicion that a driver is impaired before pulling them over. If an officer does not have a valid reason to suspect a driver is impaired, any evidence gathered during the stop may be inadmissible in court.
Improper administration of field sobriety tests
Field sobriety tests, such as the walk-and-turn test and the one-leg stand test, must be administered properly to be considered valid evidence in court. If an officer does not administer the tests correctly or fails to take into account other factors that may affect the driver’s performance, the test results may be challenged.
Inaccurate breathalyzer results
Breathalyzers must be calibrated and maintained properly to ensure accurate readings. If an officer does not follow the proper procedures for administering the test or if the device is not functioning properly, the results may be challenged in court.
Violation of Miranda rights
If a driver is placed under arrest and questioned without being informed of their Miranda rights, any statements they make may be inadmissible in court.
Lack of probable cause for arrest
To make an arrest, police officers must have probable cause that the driver is impaired. If the officer does not have sufficient evidence to support an arrest, any evidence gathered after the arrest may be challenged in court.
Call The Big Man
It’s important to note that these are just some common mistakes that may occur during DUI investigations in Mississippi. Each case is unique, and there may be other factors that could potentially impact the outcome of a DUI case. If you are facing DUI charges in Mississippi, it’s important to call the Big Man at Big Man Law right away. He will review the specific details of your case and help you understand your legal options.