I was arrested for DWI and in the police reports the officer does not indicate a reason for the traffic stop. Also, on the police reports he says that the traffic stop occurred two streets down from where it actually occurred. Would these facts have any bearing during a suppression hearing for dismissal?
These facts are relevant. You certainly can litigate the motion, but only a qualified attorney in your area with full knowledge of the facts in the police report, from you, etc. can give you a proper opinion. And then its only an opinion, judges often see things differently.
Mr. Solis is absolutely correct. You should have a consultation with a local criminal defense attorney who knows with greater certainly the possible results. This also would allow you a consultation that would be private and confidential, so you could feel free to discuss the relevant facts.
I always get asked what the odds are in a client's case, and that is a legitimate question. I always respond that if I give a percentage that is not lopsided, the percentages mean little. 50/50 vs. 60/40 mean what since there is no statistical basis to predicate it upon? The 40% comes up and, well, it didn't work out. Rather, it is all about risk tolerance, as with all litigation. How comfortable are you to handle the sentence if you lose, for the possibility or probability of winning? The lawyer can give you his estimation of the efficacy of legal argument and the facts that (hopefully) will be in evidence, and even advise you of an opinion. but it's your dime and your time, so you have to decide how far to take it and at what cost.
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