3 Things not to do if you are stopped by the police for DUI

Sep 9, 2022 | Pierre Prialé
3 Things not to do if you are stopped by the police for DUI

It's no secret that police stop people for DUI very frequently. If you're on the road and get pulled over, there are certain things you should avoid doing to minimize your chances of getting arrested. Here we tell you about the three main ones. Don't forget them!


We know that alcohol and cars are not a good combination, this seems like a logical and common sense sentence, right? However, we wanted to start our article with it, because we frequently receive at our Fairfax, Virginia DUI law firm, people seeking defense because they are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

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We know that any criminal defense case is complicated. The stress, the anxiety of getting the process over with, the uncertainty, and the fear for our future, all can play tricks on someone who has a DUI charge. We, DUI and criminal defense attorneys are prepared to provide a good defense for every situation.


But are you prepared?


To help us win your case, it is important that you are too. If you are stopped by a police officer for an alleged DUI, you will know the 3 things you should not do.


What is DUI?


Driving under the influence is when a person operates a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. It can result in criminal penalties, such as jail time, and driver's license suspension. In some cases, it can also result in civil penalties, such as fines.

In many Latin American countries, getting into a car after drinking a little may not be seen as serious. Just because it is, doesn't mean it's okay.


It's a serious problem that needs to change!


However, in the U.S., drunk driving is a very serious crime that carries penalties and even imprisonment. Penalties increase depending on several factors such as blood alcohol level, and recidivism, among others.

Despite the seriousness of mixing alcohol and driving. If you ever have the misfortune of being stopped by a police officer, these are the three things you should not do. 

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The 3 things you should not do if you are stopped by the police.


In order to have the best chance of winning your DUI case, you should keep in mind three things you should not do if you are stopped by the police.


1st. DO NOT admit that you have been drinking


Remember that anything you say can and will be used against you. So any comment you make can become evidence to frame you.

Remember that the police are looking for evidence so that the prosecutor can get a conviction against you in court.

You should never tell the police anything. It is too risky. You don't know what they are trying to find.


2nd. DO NOT agree to do sobriety tests.


No matter how fit you think you are to take them, keep in mind that this test is not designed for you to pass.

They only serve to generate more evidence against you and complicate the job of defending yourself.

It is your right to refuse if the officer tells you to take a sobriety test.


3rd. DO NOT blow into the machine offered by the officer.


Your attorney will have a much better chance of winning your case in court if you refuse to blow.


Again, it is your right to refuse to blow into the breathalyzer. If you follow these three tips, you will increase your chances of having a good case and your attorney will be better able to defend you. Seek the representation of a Virginia DUI lawyer. This article is intended to be helpful and informative, but legal matters can become complicated and stressful.


Our team of lawyers at Attorney at Right Path Law Group will address all of your legal needs, explain the law and represent you in court. If you are going through a DUI case, take the first step now and contact our Virginia DUI lawyers to discuss your particular legal situation.


What to do if you get pulled over? Reckless driving is a serious charge and can result in fines, loss of license, or even jail time. At Right Path Law Group, we have over 15 years of experience in these types of cases. If you are facing reckless driving charges, call us today at 703-637-9999 for a free consultation. We will help you understand your rights and help you build the best possible defense for your case.

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Pierre Prialé

Over the course of his career, Prialé has handled approximately 2,000 criminal defense and traffic cases, including DUI, reckless driving, weapons charges, and personal injury cases. His dedication to helping clients in difficult and desperate situations has earned him a reputation for being a committed and knowledgeable attorney.

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