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LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - We've talked a lot lately about police cams but now a local developer has created an app for you to record traffic stops.

Right now it’s designed for DUI stops.

"In the event that you do run into a DUI situation we all are entitled legally to representation. All it really does is makes sure that process of representation is there and that it is efficient," said Duey Dialer developer Daniel Delgado.

The app is designed to connect you with an attorney. If you get pulled over or stopped at a DUI checkpoint, all you have to do is press one button on your phone and the conversation is recorded and automatically sent to a lawyer. The information is sent via text and email.

"Where you were, cause obviously where you were may not be where you live, who you are, where you live, your contact information and then all the recording that took place," explained Delgado. "If within 45 minutes you have not stopped it, it presumes you no longer have access to that device and therefore it will send the information automatically."

Law enforcement welcomes drivers to use the app during stops.

"They may start recording us with their phones anyway, we still are going to do our job if we believe or determine through testing that the driver is under the influence of alcohol and drugs we are still going to arrest the subject,” said Illinois State Trooper Calvin Dye.

The developers say they don't encourage drinking and driving but are providing a service at the exact moment you need it.

"Instead of someone having to look and search who's a DUI attorney, especially at that moment where you're most vulnerable, you're most concerned and what do you do to protect your rights that process is just automated for you," Delgado said.

It's like having an attorney in your pocket.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued a statement about the app.

“With so many options available to people today - rideshare services like Uber, public transportation, taxis and non-drinking designated drivers - there's no excuse for anyone to drink and drive,” said MADD Missouri Executive Director Meghan Carter.

Delgado said he's developing other apps designed specifically for other traffic stops including speeding.