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What should you do if you are pulled over for a DUI?

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2020 | DUI

These are some things that you need to know when you are being stopped by a police officer for a DUI. First, pull over to the side of the road safely. Stop your vehicle and put your hands on the steering wheel. This is very important. Wait for the officer to come before you move. You should not move without the officer giving you instructions. You should try to be polite, courteous and cooperative. 

According to Huffpost, you have the right to remain silent. Admit nothing and do not help the police build their case against you. The police officers are ready to ask you if you have been drinking. It is one of the first questions that every police officer asks. You have no duty to respond to any of these questions. Your only duty may be to take a chemical test. 

You do not have to take field sobriety tests. These tests are designed by the officers to confirm their suspicion that you are drunk. Do not help them confirm this case against you. Preliminary alcohol screening tests are the tests that they give you on the side of the road. You do not have to take those tests either. Why should you help the officers build your case? Let them build their case against you. Because these tests are not reliable, you should ask the officer for a chemical test at the station. 

The chemical tests at the station may reliable. You have two choices: blood or breath. You can take one of those. So, unless you know that you are not under the influence of alcohol, there is no reason why you should take that test. If, however, you know that you have not been drinking, that is a great way to dispose of any of suspicion by the officer.