On today’s episode, Jake discusses two general ways to attack reasonable suspicion in impaired driving cases. First, Jake talks about how to argue that the officer has prematurely stopped your client. Second, Jake explains the importance of arguing that your client’s driving fell within the broad range of normal driving behavior. If the traffic stop is not based on the observation of a statutory violation, these two arguments are likely to apply to your case.

Highlights:

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Learn what the NHTSA manual lays out as the options for an officer who is deciding whether or not to stop a vehicle suspected of DWI.

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Hear Jake discuss how to articulate that the officer’s best course of action was to continue to follow the vehicle instead of stopping it since the standard for RAS includes looking at the stop through the eyes of a “cautious officer.”

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Discover some of the cases that have looked at driving through the lens of “conduct falling within the broad range of normal driving behavior.”