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Protecting Your Rights When Pulled Over for Suspected DUI

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 14, 2013

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You don't necessarily have to be driving under the influence to be pulled over for a suspected DUI. In fact, there are a number of driving habits that may be considered evidence of a possible DUI by police officials. One of the best things to do when pulled over for a suspected DUI or DWI is to seek the advice of a DUI attorney. What else can you do to protect yourself? Consider these tips for protecting your rights when pulled over for suspected DUI to learn more.

Don't Volunteer Information

Many individuals do not know how to handle a police stop, especially when it comes to being pulled over for a suspected DUI or DWI. You are not required to answer any questions that an officer asks. However, you are required by California State Law to take an evidential blood/breath test if requested to do so by a police officer.

Refuse Searches and Tests

Know Your Rights!

You also have the right to refuse a field sobriety test, as these do little to prove your innocence. In fact, there really is no way to “pass” a field sobriety test as the results are subjective to the police officer performing the examination. It is also good idea not to offer to let the police officer search your vehicle even if you think it can help demonstrate your innocence.

Have you been wrongly accused of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated? When you're facing criminal charges, it's time to consider hiring a DUI attorney.

Get the legal representation you need by contacting AMY MORELL LAW at (510) 314-8736.

Our office is devoted to handling even the most difficult of DUI cases.

Amy Morell

Morell Law Office is 100% devoted to defending people accused of DUI in courts and DMV hearings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Posted Feb 15, 2013 at 07:43:12

Completely agreed, Amy. Indeed, most clients I have represented in DUIs have made their own case difficult by volunteering a lot of unnecessary information to the officer who pulled them over because they are hoping that by being honest, the cop will somehow let them go. Not only is it untrue, but had they simply said something like, “here’s my information officer, but I will not answer any of your questions” they would likely have defeated the DUI before it began. Of course, most people are shaken, quite understandably, by the simple fact that they were pulled over. An experienced DUI attorney, however, always has a chance of salvaging a situation.

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