DWI Defense

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Many people when pulled over by a police office on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated believe they can talk their way out of it. Our legal advice is that less is better. The police officer will see if he can smell alcohol, see if your eyes are red and your speech slurred. The more you interact with the officer, the more likely it is that he will find a reason to arrest you. It is likely that it is video recorded. First, always be polite to the officer. Give the officer your name, driver’s license and proof of insurance. If he asks you how much you have had to drink or when you had your last drink, politely tell him you wish to remain silent. If you are asked to perform a field sobriety test, politely refuse by telling them that it is upon the advice of your attorney. Odds are that a refusal to undergo a field sobriety test will lead the officer to arrest you. Even if you are below the legal limits, you can be convicted of Driving While Intoxicated if a jury believes you look intoxicated during the field sobriety test. There is a big difference between being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and being convicted for Driving While Intoxicated. If you are taken into custody and transported to the police station, stay awake during the ride. Most vehicles now have cameras that will record you during the transit. . DO NOT voluntarily give a breath test or a blood sample; again, tell them it is on the advice of your attorney. This is likely to lead to the suspension of your driver’s license. But, again this is better than a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated. As soon as you are able, get in touch with your attorney. Daniel L Morris, (214)357-1782 info@themorrisfirm.net

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