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.
In Delaware however, a moped, motor scooter or Vespa driver is subject to the same DUI laws as someone operating a car, truck or motorcycle. While owning a moped or scooter may be a cheap, cost-effective and practical means of transportation you must still adhere to drunk driving laws in Delaware when operating a moped.
If you have been charged with DUI in Delaware on a moped, motor scooter or Vespa you do not have to face this alone. This is a very serious matter and it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled and experienced Moped DUI Attorney in Delaware. 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 that you have committed a crime or are about to commit a crime in order to pull you over. Once pulled over if the officer suspects that you are intoxicated due to an alcoholic odor on your breath, slurred speech or decreased motor skills then he or she has probable cause to arrest you for DUI.
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 but you will automatically suffer legal and administrative consequences such as being arrested and having your license suspended.
If you were driving erratically, swerving, improperly signaling or disobeying traffic signals on a moped you can be pulled over just as if you were driving a car the same way. 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.
DUI arrests on a moped in Delaware can be quite common in the summertime at the various Delaware beaches. If you live in another state and are charged with Moped DUI while visiting Delaware your driving privileges in your home state can be impacted 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 also make sure your rights are protected every step of the way. Call Delaware DUI Defense Attorneys Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. at 302-855-9300. You can also email us.
With more than 20 years serving those charged with DUI in Delaware, we will aggressively protect your rights while attempting to minimize the consequences of your pending drunk driving charges.