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Pulled over for a DUI? What every driver should know?

PULLED OVER? HERE’S WHAT TO DO.

You are driving down the road when, all of the sudden, the red and blue lights turn on behind you. Here’s what to do when you get pulled over.

DO:

  • Be polite and respectful
  • Keep your hands visible(if at night turn on lights)
  • Document the encounter immediately (you can even record! — Police should allow you to record them as long as you do not break any other laws… especially if you make them aware of your recording)

DON’T:

  • Answer questions if you do not feel comfortable
  • Give false documents
  • Lie
  • Argue, resist, flee, or obstruct

Watch out for TRICK QUESTIONS:

Trick Question: “Have you had any alcoholic beverages tonight?”
Best Answer: “Respectfully officer, I don’t have to answer that.”

Trick Question: “Refusing to answer my question is considered suspicious. Why are you resisting?”
Best Answer: “I’m not ‘resisting. I do not have to answer anything.” – This is your 5th amendment right!

Trick Question: “If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn’t mind if I look around, will you?”
Best Answer: “I’m sorry officer, however I don’t consent to searches.” – This is your 4th amendment right!

Please remember

Refusing a search without a valid warrant or refusing to answer a question which may be incriminating is not labeled as admissions of guilt and is your right.

Most avoidable arrests occur from an individual consenting to a search or admitting guilt, this may come as a result of police having the ability to legally lie, bluff, and intimidate you to obtain information. 

Remember if you feel you are under duress during an encounter with law enforcement, always remain respectful, but remain silent and wait until you have legal counsel. At Konstantakis Law Office we are committed to ensure your complete legal protection by providing prompt and personalized representation designed to overcome whatever legal challenges you face.

Our Promise

Our law firm will review any misdemeanors charged in your case, explain what those charges mean, and advise you on your best legal options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the best representation you need in your unique circumstances.

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