Being pulled over by the police is a stressful experience for anyone. Many people have trouble knowing how to react to police officers, and when a DUI investigation begins, knowing how to protect your own rights on the spot can be extremely difficult.
Many people are not aware that a police officer must have a reason to pull someone over. In the interest of protecting people from harassment, an officer must have reasonable cause to believe that you have broken a law, or are in danger and need help, in order to make a traffic stop. This is known as reasonable suspicion. Learn how a reasonable suspicion for DUI is established below.