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Tips to remember if you are pulled over for Drunk Driving DUI

  • FIND A SAFE PLACE TO PULL OVER. The officer will make an initial judgment by watching where and how you pull over. Try not to be nervous and try to appear relaxed.

  • KEEP YOUR HANDS VISIBLE. The officer is probably nervous that he could get shot. Don't add to his stress

  • BE POLITE. The officer has a lot of discretion and power. He may allow a friend to pick you up or may even drive you home himself. Don't make him angry.

  • DON'T TALK YOURSELF INTO JAIL. You must provide the officer with your identification but you do not have to answer questions like "Have you been drinking and when?" or "How much have you had to drink?". Politely tell the officer that you have been advised not to answer questions like these. If you do answer, they can be used against you. Best policy is to keep your mouth shut.

  • DECLINE THE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. Normal human mistakes or even nervousness will be exaggerated in the eyes of the officer and will be used to justify the stop.

  • TO TAKE OR NOT TAKE THE PBT. Results may be unreliable and the Prosecutor will try to use them against you. If you are involved in an injury accident you should always decline. Refusal is a civil infraction, however if you are borderline over-the-limit and take the PBT, the officer may let it go without arresting you.

  • TAKE THE CHEMICAL OR DATAMASTER TEST. If you are arrested, you are required under Michigan's Implied Consent Statute to take a chemical test. Refusal results in a mandatory 1-year driver's license suspension.

  • TAKE THE DATAMASTER BREATH TEST. If you have choice, agree to a DataMaster Breath Test rather than a blood alcohol test. The results of the breath test are much easier to challenge.

  • RETAIN COUNSEL IMMEDIATELY. Driving while intoxicated or while visibly impaired is a serious offense. An experienced lawyer will help protect your legal interests and insure that you have justice

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