Interstate 40 (I-40) Drug Lawyer:
In Arizona, Interstate 40 (I-40) is a highly trafficked area stretching from the western border of Arizona in Mohave County and crossing the length of the state on the eastern border to Apache County. Many travelers are profiled by law enforcement officers and are stopped for minor traffic offenses (ie: following too closely or an illegal lane change) and eventually arrested for a drug crime (possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, transportation of marijuana).
Drug Courier profiling is done on, I-40 and I-17, when an officer looks for a person traveling alone, a vehicle with out of state plates, a rental vehicle on the interstate. The officer will pull the vehicle over and either issue a warning or a ticket. As the officer hands the ticket back to the driver he will engage in small talk and not allow the person back to their vehicle. This tactic is known as “catch and release“. Once the officer has detained the driver he will ask for consent to search the vehicle. If consent is not granted the officer will then detain the driver and any passengers in order to have a canine (K-9) officer come to perform an open air search. Most lilkely the officer will say the dog alerted to an illegal substance (cocaine, meth, marijuana). and the contents of the vehicle will then be searched.
Did the canine officer take too long to arrive, did the officer search you prior to a dog alert, did the officer violate your constitutional rights? If any of these happended to you on Interstate 40 or Interstate 17 in Arizona then you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended clients against illegal search and seizure by Arizona Highway patrol or the local Sheriff’s officer on Interstate 40.
Free consultation, Arizona drug traffic stop lawyer in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino or Navajo County courts please call (928)779-3242.
Interstate 40 Drug attorney: Challenge the Stop:
Our office has successfully challenged these types of stops by investigating if the officer had probable cause to make the traffic stop, to search you or your vehilce, prolonged your detention against your constitutional rights, warrantless searches, and canine certification.
If you feel that an officer has violated these rights finding an attorney is necessary. Contact Northern Arizona Interstate 40 drug attorney today at (928)779-3242.
I-40 drug bust attorney David G. Bednar represents clients in Flagstaff, Holbrook, Prescott, Camp Verde, Seligman, Winslow, St. Johns, Kingman, Navajo County, Apache County, Yavapai County, Coconino County, for criminal charges such as DUI, DWI, drug crimes, possession for sales, transportation of marijuana, cannibis, meth, cocaine and heroin, child porn and internet crimes on I-40.
If you find yourself in the middle of a drug bust on Interstate 40 call today.
Contact us at (928)779-3242 for Free Initial Consultation.