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Steps to take if you’re pulled over for suspicion of DUI

It doesn't matter if you have been drinking or don't have an ounce of alcohol in your system, you could find yourself pulled over for suspicion of DUI.

This is every bit as stressful as it sounds, as you understand that you could be arrested on the spot and taken to a local jail for processing.

Here are several key steps to take if you're pulled over for suspicion of DUI:

  • Pull over quickly: Don't think twice about trying to escape police. Instead, put on your hazard lights and pull as far off the road as possible.
  • Remain friendly: This isn't a time to talk back, become upset or curse at police. Obey the officer's orders, answer their questions and do your best to move on without incident.
  • Stay silent: You have the right to remain silent, so if there's a question you don't want to answer you don't have to speak up.
  • Don't offer unnecessary information: Stick to the questions asked of you and avoid details regarding how many drinks you've consumed, where you are coming from and who you were with.
  • Keep your cool: If you're arrested for driving under the influence, keep your cool as you're taken into custody. There's nothing you can do at this point to change the officer's mind. However, if you fight back, you could face additional charges.

A DUI arrest can be frustrating and upsetting, but remember this: there's no guarantee of a conviction. You have the legal right to solid, strategic representation. Make sure that you talk to an attorney who has experience handling these kinds of cases.

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