Mopeds and DUI Laws in Delaware
Many states in North America categorize mopeds or scooters 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 exact drunk driving 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. Not doing so will wreak havoc on your driving privileges, your financial state and will cause you legal aggravation if convicted.
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 an extremely serious matter just like a DUI charge in a car or truck. It is in your best interest to consult with a skilled and experienced Moped DUI Attorney in Delaware. Call The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman at 302-455-0505.
Reasonable Suspicion for DUI 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 a Skilled Delaware Moped DUI Defense Attorney
Working with a Delaware DUI Lawyer is very beneficial regarding your DUI case. Mr. Chapman will propose and employ a strategic and sound defense for your DUI case. He will also ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. Call Delaware DUI Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman at 302-455-0505. You can also email a Delaware Moped DUI Defense Lawyer here. With several years serving those charged with DUI in Delaware he will aggressively protect for your rights while attempting to minimize the consequences of your pending DUI charges.
The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman proudly serves those accused of DUI throughout New Castle County, Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County Delaware. Within these counties he serves all cities, towns & suburbs in including, but no limited to, Wilmington, Newark, New Castle, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Harrington, Kenton, Little Creek, Seaford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Laurel, Delmar and Dagsboro.