Drinking and driving is never wise, but if you are underage, it is an even worse idea. That’s because, under the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, you must be 21 or older to legally consume alcohol. Therefore, if you are under the age of 21 and caught drinking and driving, you could face two separate charges, one for OWI, and another for underage possession of alcohol. Fortunately, should this happen, attorney services in Cedar Rapids can challenge your arrest and help you avoid life-altering consequences of an underage OWI conviction.
Was There Probable Cause To Pull You Over
For example, did you know that a police officer must have probable cause to pull a person over? In other words, you should only be stopped if you are violating the law in some way such as running a red light or speeding. If the officer who arrested you is unable to prove he or she had sufficient legal grounds to stop you, the judge will most likely dismiss your case as a result.
Dismissing Your Case Due To Failed Protocol
Aside from questioning whether the probable cause standard was met in your case, there may be other ways to challenge your arrest. If the officer failed to read you your miranda rights before he or she placed you under arrest, your case may be dismissed.
If you have been arrested, waste no time in contacting us today for representation. We will give you a free initial consultation and work tirelessly to ensure an OWI has a minimal impact on your life.