A Steadying Force In The Midst Of Crisis

Don't Give Up Call For An Initial Consultation 603-595-0007Nights and Weekends 603-809-0070

Traffic violation and impaired driving: The perfect DWI recipe

Most traffic infractions do not lead to criminal records, and many drivers in New England may not believe that a speeding ticket or other citation will cause any lasting problems. However, if a driver has consumed alcohol, the likely outcome is a DWI charge.

How a traffic violation can lead to a DWI

The police cannot always identify intoxicated motorists from their driving actions alone, and they cannot legally pull a driver over until they have a valid reason or suspicion to do so. When drivers break traffic laws, such as making illegal turns or ignoring traffic lights and posted speed limits, they draw attention to themselves. Traffic stops are part of a multidisciplinary approach law enforcement uses to identify people who are driving while intoxicated.

Often, people are uncomfortable during encounters with law enforcement, and they may be unaware of what their legal rights are during traffic stops. When the police pull a driver over, they are acting on the driving behavior they have witnessed, along with possible vehicle-related issues such as expiration license plates. The police will interrogate motorists and gather visual and physical evidence, including statements to determine if a driver is under the influence of a substance and in violation of any laws. Many drivers do not know their right to stay silent also applies to traffic stops, and politely refusing to answer questions could help them avoid further suspicion and legal action that could result in DWI charges.

Traffic stops lead to DWI charges all the time because they provide law enforcement with a valid reason to pull a driver over. DWIs that occur from traffic violation stops often have very serious outcomes, such as jail time, a criminal record, the loss of driving privileges and other lingering consequences.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

A Law Firm With Demonstrated Strength And Ability

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

office location

Wilson, Bush & Keefe, P.C.
378 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-595-0007
Phone: 603-595-0070
Fax: 603-595-0070
Nashua Law Office Map