What to do if you are pulled over for drunk driving.
Follow these rules if you want the best chance possible to beat the charges
You are driving home late one evening, when suddenly you notice red and blue flashing lights behind you. What do you do now?
1. Safely pull over to the side of the road, turn off your car, and put your hazard lights on. Keep your hands on the steering wheel until you are asked for your license and registration.
2. Whether you have been, or not, DO NOT ADMIT TO DRINKING ANYTHING! Admitting to even one drink gives the officer an excuse to arrest you.
3. If the officer asks you to perform some sobriety tests, YOU CAN REFUSE TO DO THESE!
4. If the officer asks you to do a breath test, or P.B.T. on the side of the road, think carefully. This test can result in you being arrested. Refusing to do a P.B.T. is a civil infraction with a $100.00 fine, but your license will NOT be suspended for refusing to do this test.
5. If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent. USE IT! Everything you say will be used against you.
6. If you are arrested, and you are taken back to the police station or jail and you are offered a chemical test (either breath, blood, or urine), DO IT!. Refusing a chemical test at the police station or jail can result in your license being suspended for one year. The officer will then get a court order, and your blood will be drawn whether you like it or .not. Refusing this test will result in your driver's license being suspended for one year, in addition to other possible sanctions.
7. If you are charged with anything, Contact us as soon as you can. The sooner we can get on a case, the better chance we will have to get to any evidence before it is spoiled or destroyed.