Three Things You Should Do If You’re Pulled Over For A DUI

January 17, 2022
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The very best way to avoid getting into trouble for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is to avoid getting behind the wheel after having had a few drinks or doing drugs.  If you have been drinking or taking drugs you should get in an UBER to get home or designate a driver before you go out for the night.

That being said, if you do get behind the wheel after having had some drinks or doing drugs and then subsequently get pulled over for a DUI you will need to know what to do in order to protect yourself from getting into more trouble then you may already be in.  Take the following three steps so you can make sure to minimize the issues.

1.) If an officer pulls you over pull to the side of the road in a slow and measured way.  Any erratic behavior on the initial stop can be a sign to the officer that you are not in a good state and could be used in any hearing against you.  Do not make any sudden, jerky movements that could raise red flags.

2.) Be polite to the officer that pulls you over.  Provide her/him with all of the information that will be requested including your drivers license and registration paperwork.  While you should be polite this does not mean that you have to answer all of the officer’s questions.  You do not have to incriminate yourself if asked anything about your current state.

3.) Do not admit to anything.  Just because you had a drink or took a particular drug does not mean that you are guilty of driving under the influence.  There are many reasons that a screening can cause a variety of results and until that screening is thoroughly looked at there are opportunities that could exonerate you.

While getting pulled over and accused of a DUI can be embarrassing to some folks, there are ways to minimize the impact of the situation.  By starting with the above three steps you can get yourself into a much better circumstance then you may have started out in in the first place.

Our office of experienced DUI defense attorneys can help work with you to make sure that your best interests are protected if you are being accused of a DUI.  Contact our office immediately and one of our attorneys will work with you on your defense.