Though the best way to not get in trouble for an OUI or DUI is to not drink and drive, not everything is always so black and white.
If you are pulled over and are under the influence of alcohol or any other illicit substance, there are many things that you can do to help your case.
Here are five tips for dealing with a DUI from a trusted and experienced MA OUI / DUI Lawyer.
1. Remember that, before you have ever been read your rights, everything that you say before then can be noted and used against you. Be careful with your words when you are questioned, it will help you later.
2. Field sobriety tests aren't a required test. If you know you have been drinking, and you are pulled over, you will likely be charged with a DUI if you agree to the test or not.
3. If you are arrested, contact someone in your family right away so that there is testimony of your level of sobriety. This sort of information might come in handy later on down the road.
4. Never act out, say negative things, or act poorly towards any police officer involved. Act polite and courteous to all law enforcement at all times. If the case were to go to trial, your demeanor and actions might be questioned and reviewed by a jury.
5. Do not delay in finding an experienced Massachusetts DUI attorney for help. The quicker that you find a lawyer to help you with your case, the better your case will turn out.
Have you been pulled over and charged with a DUI or OUI? Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information on how we can help you.
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