9 Tips For a DUI Pull-Over – Infographic
The 9 Tips You Need to Know if You Get Pulled Over for a DUI
While the safest course of action is to never drink and drive, there are a few things you should do if you do get pulled over for a DUI.
1. Pull Over in a Safe Place
The officer will be watching how and where you pull over and will be noting this in his report. Be sure to pull over safely and in an appropriate location.
2. Do Not Make Any Sudden Movements
Do not get out of the car, keep your hands at 10 and 2 where the officer can see them. Police officers are trained to be cautious and protect themselves when approaching a car.
3. Always Be Polite
You are much more likely to be arrested if you are rude and hostile to the police officer.
4. Never Answer Questions
Do not provide any information that could be used to incriminate you. Simply respond “I am sorry officer but I am advised not to answer any questions.” If you are going to provide any information do not lie.
5. Refuse Field Sobriety Tests
You are not obligated to take any field sobriety tests, they are an effective tool to collect evidence against you.
6. Refuse a Hand-Held Breathalyzer
Roadside breathalyzer rests are often unreliable, the results can be skewed.
7. At The Police Station Take a Chemical Test
By law, you must take either a blood test or a breath test once you arrive at the police station.
8. Write Down Everything
Once you have been released write down everything you can remember about the night and your arrest, this will help your attorney fight the charges against you.
9. Contact an Attorney
You will need, and deserve, an experienced DUI defense attorney who will fight for your rights. In the event of a DUI arrest, the Clark Law Firm is here to defend you.