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Good posture and proper driving are now evidence of suspicious driving
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Colorado, has recently ruled that good posture and holding your hands at the "10 and 2" position while driving as many were taught to do in driver's education are now evidence of suspicious driving. Such were the facts in U.S. v. Westhoven.
The job of the Denver DUI defense attorney is to challenge all aspects of a case including the constitutionality of the initial police contact. Where an illegal search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment occurs, the defense attorney attempts to get all evidence acquired in violation of the Constitution suppressed. Of course, rulings like this make the job more difficult.
If you have been accused of a crime, please contact a Denver defense attorney to discuss your case.