3 Things to do (or not do) If Pulled Over for Suspicion of DUI
By Adam Peer - Owner of The Law Office of Adam Peer, LLC
The consequences of being arrested for DUI can be serious. Being prepared to handle the situation without panic can help mitigate the consequences of being pulled over. The best advice is to not drive while under the influence of alcohol or any drug. If you feel like you may be intoxicated, you probably are and should call Uber, Lyft or a good old-fashioned taxi.
Do Not Get Into a Detailed Conversation with the Officer
As a general rule of thumb, anytime you encounter police in a situation where you might be under investigation, it is almost never advisable to speak with them outside the presence of an attorney. In this lawyer’s experience, there is virtually no way that a person can talk himself out of a DUI investigation and, in fact, every word he speaks will be strictly monitored by the officer. Almost without exception, silence is the best way to keep out of trouble and any kind of argument can almost always only make the situation worse.
Avoid Incriminating Questions from the Officer
When pulled over, most people are taken over by their own anxiety, which generally leads them to make incriminating statements. The officer may seek to provoke you and illicit incriminating responses with a wide variety of questions. It is ultimately best to stay quiet and let them know that you want to talk to a DUI defense attorney before answering their questions.
Say “NO” To a Field Sobriety Test
The law does not require you to submit to field sobriety testing. The field sobriety tests are merely a tool used by the officer to collect evidence against the driver. Also, these test results are not 100% scientifically reliable. Therefore they should generally be avoided politely.
Contact The Law Office of Adam Peer for more information or to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced DUI Defense attorney you can trust. Adam’s goal is to resolve your legal issues effectively, quickly and affordably. Adam will work with you directly, keep you informed, and work tirelessly to aggressively fight for and protect your interests.
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Adam Peer – Attorney at Law
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