Failing to have a reasonable suspicion based upon articulable facts | DUI/DWI Lawyer | Greensboro NC

10. Failing to have a reasonable suspicion based upon articulable facts.

One of the most common mistakes that officers may make in charging someone with DWI is failing to have a reasonable suspicion based upon articulable facts that criminal activity is afoot before initiating the stop. Many times, the perceived traffic violation isn’t sufficient to initiate a stop. For example, if one of your passengers in the back seat isn’t wearing a seatbelt, while illegal, that does not provide the officer with a reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot. Another example would be if you weaved within your lane a couple of times; that alone is typically insufficient to initiate a stop.