OUI Motor Vehicle Stops

Today’s topic of discussion concerns OUIs and what is referred to as “Reasonable Articulable Suspicion” or “what an officer needs in stop your car.” Oftentimes, an OUI investigation stems from a speeding violation. The client may be exceeding the speed limit by a lot or a little. Does the speed itself matter? No. The officer can stop you when he has probable cause to believe you committed a speeding offense based on that a radar reading. The law does not distinguish between driving 5mph over the speed limit or 25mph over the speed limit. Either scenario is a traffic violation and provides the officer with a legitimate reason to stop your vehicle. Furthermore…

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