Mistakes That People Make Before And After A Dwi Arrest
It is my goal to try and disseminate this information to the general public on what their rights are and which mistakes are commonly made, specifically regarding an arrest for DWI. So many of my clients make mistakes before or after a DWI arrest and then it’s too late. The number one mistake by far, from my experience, is people usually talking too much to the police while under investigation. A lot of people talk their way into a conviction simply due to this. You should try to say as little as possible and realize that if you are asked to get out of the car, you’re likely to go into jail. It’s not a bad idea to say that you’d like to see an attorney. You are not likely to be able to see one until you are in jail and most often not even until you are arraigned. Regardless, talking too much before you can consult an attorney can be extremely harmful and detrimental to your case.
The second most common mistake is being rude or uncooperative to the police. Nobody likes a jerk or someone that is mean and insolent. Some people, even if they’re not intoxicated, get very rude or uncooperative and that’s a mistake you should avoid. Be polite even if the officer is being condescending or rude because if your case goes to trial, it might simply come down to whom the jury likes more. Even if you’re not intoxicated, if you’re a jerk, rude and seem arrogant or cocky, juries and judges can very much hold that against a person and possibly convict based on that alone.
Another common mistake is thinking that if you’re nice, tell the truth, give them all the information they want, perform the roadside field tests, and give a breath or blood sample, things will overall be better for you. This is absolutely not the case and is far from the truth. The police are not on your team, they’re not on your side, and they’re not there to help you. They’re there to make an arrest and to get as much evidence from you as possible. What you should do is invoke your rights. Your rights may be different in a DWI case but you should still invoke them. You do not have to answer questions and you do not have to perform field sobriety tests or consent to a breath test.
If you want to lean about the DWI Defense click here.
Call For A Free Consultation