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What to do When Stopped for Driving Under the Influence

Last updated 7 years ago

When you’re out for a night on the town, you might make judgment calls that are against your normal protocol. In the event that you are stopped for driving under the influence, it’s important to know what to do.

The law professionals say to do as little as possible. The police usually stop you because they notice something erratic about your driving. Chances are, you are going to be arrested. Police officers will be sued if they let you go and you cause an accident. In order to arrest you however, they need probable cause. Everything they do from the moment they pull you over is designed to help them attain probable cause. Stop as slowly and safely as possible. Find your registration and license, and have them in your hand, so police officers can’t say you don’t have proper hand-eye coordination. Only open your window a few inches. This will prevent the officer from being able to say you smelled like alcohol. If an officer asks you to step out of the vehicle, it is a request, not a demand.

If you find yourself in need of a quality DUI lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Bruce Robinson. We have the team you need on your side when you are charged with a DUI. Check out our website today for more information.


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