Moped And DUI In Delaware
DUI On A Moped Defense Lawyer In Delaware
In some states, mopeds are categorized differently than motorcycles and therefore can be exempt from certain laws such as licensing regulations, traffic violations, and drunk driving laws.
However, in Delaware, a moped or motor scooter is subject to the same DUI laws as cars, trucks, or motorcycles. Owning a moped or scooter is a cheap, cost-effective, and practical means of transportation. However, you must still adhere to drunk driving laws in Delaware.
After a DUI in Delaware on a moped, motor scooter, or Vespa, do not face this alone. Consult with a skilled and experienced Moped DUI Attorney in Delaware for this very serious matter. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email us here.
Reasonable Suspicion On A Moped In Delaware
In Delaware, a police officer needs reasonable suspicion to pull you over and arrest you. Once pulled over, the officer needs probable cause that you are intoxicated to arrest you for a DUI. The officer will look for signs of intoxication such as an alcoholic odor on your breath, slurred speech, or decreased motor skills.
Under Delaware’s Implied Consent Law anyone operating a motor vehicle is subject to a breathalyzer test or field sobriety test. You can refuse these tests and ask to speak to a lawyer. However, you will automatically suffer legal and administrative consequences. First of all, an officer will arrest you and suspend your license.
Driving erratically, swerving, improperly signaling, or disobeying traffic signals on a moped, counts as probable cause to pull you over. Being arrested for DUI on a moped carries with it the same penalties, fines, fees, and possible jail time as a DUI arrest while operating your personal automobile.
Out-of-state drivers are also subject to Moped DUI arrests. However, after a DUI arrest in Delaware, your home state could rescind your driving privileges as well.
Contact Skilled Sussex County DUI Attorneys
Working with a Delaware DUI Lawyer is very beneficial regarding your DUI case. We will outline a strategic and sound defense for you. We will protect your rights every step of the way. Call Delaware DUI Defense Attorney Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. at 302-855-9300. You can also email us.
With more than 20 years serving those accused of DUI in Delaware, we will protect your rights while attempting to minimize the consequences of your pending drunk driving charges.