I Was Stopped By The Cops For:
An anonymous tip alone it not enough for the police to stop you.
After all, anyone can make an anonymous tip. Just like anyone can have a Pizza deivered to your house as a prank.
Because of this, thep police need something more to be able to make a stop.
For your stop to be valid, the tip must have something that makes it seem reliable and it must be coooberated by the police officer’s independant legal work.
Without a reliable tip and independant police work, probable cause does not exist, and your stop is invalid.
How to Fight:
You want your attorney to file a Motion to Suppress evidence obtained after the stop.
Main Legal Cases: Alabama v. White, 110 S.Ct 2414 (1990), State v. Scott, 641. So.2d 517, 519.
Click here to download a sample Motion to Suppress on an Anonymous stop that our firm has used before when fight this issue.
Not Mantaining a Single Lane
The police officer is directly behind you.
He is looking for a legal basis to pull you over. Eventually, your tires slide past the yellow line.
He flicks on his high beams, because you have committed a traffic infraction: Failure to Maintain a Single Line.
But in criminal courtrooms, that is rarely the end of the story.
The Florida Supreme Court, in a case called Crooks, decided that there needs to be something more to validate a stop for failure to mantain a single lane.
Specifically, there needs to be testimony from the office that your driving was affecting traffic.
Otherwise, the only way the officer can proceed with the stop is that he had suspicion that you were DUI, based on some other observations. (And not just a plain old traffic infraction).
How to Fight:
Click here to download a sample Motion to Suppress on Failure to Mantain a Single Lane that our firm has used before when fight this issue.
You want your attorney to file a Motion to Suppress for a bad stop.
Main Legal Cases: Crooks v. State710 So.2d 1041 (Fla. 2dCA 1998).