Good lawyers can help you escape punishment if you’re pulled over on a DUI. It will only work if you do everything right once stopped. For example, you must say as little as possible when asked any questions.
We’re going to look at some other things you should keep in mind, which could save you from losing your license and destroying your life. It goes without saying you should never drink and drive in the first place.
1. Pull Over When It’s Safe
If you don’t pull over straight away, do you have any chance of winning a DUI case? Only if you can’t stop straight away because it’s not safe. The police don’t expect you to slam on the brakes in the middle of a busy road.
It will seem like you’re looking for a way to escape if you keep driving around. Trying to resist arrest isn’t a good look in court. If someone gets on the intercom system, you’ll know it’s getting serious.
2. Say No To Sobriety Tests
A field sobriety test is designed to do one thing: help the police build a stronger case against you. It’s sad because the test doesn’t even tell you if someone’s been drinking, but you’ve been taught to believe it does.
How many police officers in the country graduated from medical school? Maybe you have a medical condition that affects your balance when standing on one leg. Refuse field sobriety tests in the politest way possible.
3. Refusing The Breath Test
You won’t get in trouble for refraining from a breathalyzer test, so don’t let anyone scare you into taking one. What do you think will happen if you pass the test? Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean you’ll be free to leave.
It’s pointless if you know you’ve been drinking. If the police think you’re under the influence of alcohol, you’ll still be arrested. Just make sure you’re being polite because getting into an argument won’t help your cause.
4. Record Your Conversation
Don’t get out of your car until you turn on your voice recorder app. It’s worth downloading one right now if you don’t have any on your smartphone. It’s a good way to keep track of the conversation when talking to the police.
You’ll have evidence if the police officer does anything unlawful, plus you won’t forget anything that happens. Sadly, you won’t be able to write anything down. If the wrong person is holding a pen, they’ll use it as a weapon.
5. Give The Police Your Blood
Once it reaches the stage where the police want your blood, you won’t be able to refuse. The police will be able to get a warrant if you say no. Refusing it will only go against you, so don’t kick yourself in the foot.
If your blood alcohol level is above the limit, good lawyers can still fight the results of the test. Whether it works or not will depend on other things. It’s why you should always hire the best lawyer you can afford.
Don’t Do Anything Silly
Refrain from doing anything silly when pulled over by the police. It’s only going to make your life more difficult, so always be on your best behavior.