Wondering What To Do If You Are Pulled Over?
It is not always easy to know what to do if a police officer pulls you over under suspicion of drunk driving. At Hernandez & Associates, P.C., our drunk driving defense lawyers have decades of experience defending clients from drunk driving charges.
Having handled countless cases, we often wish that we could tell our clients what to do if pulled over by a cop. To address this issue, we have provided the following guidance for you if a law enforcement officer ever pulls you over for drunk driving.
The Steps To Follow
Whether you are driving along Colfax Avenue or I-25, there are many opportunities for a police officer to pull you over for suspected drunk driving. If this happens to you, try to remember these steps, as they can make the process and any subsequent criminal charges much easier to handle:
- Remain calm and respectful with the police officer, even if they are not respectful to you.
- Provide the information on your driver’s license such as your name, address and date of birth.
- Do not answer any other questions or give more information.
- Politely refuse to take a field sobriety test (FST). There are no penalties for declining an FST.
- Decline to take a handheld blood alcohol content (BAC) test and request to take one at the police station instead.
- You have the right to refuse all BAC tests, but the court can revoke your license for one year and charge you a fine of up to $3,000.
Even if you have already been charged with a DUI, our Denver drunk driving lawyers can advise you of what you should do next.
Request A Free Consultation About Drunk Driving And More
Learn more about what to do after being pulled over, arrested or charged when you speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys. To schedule a completely free initial consultation, please call the Denver office of Hernandez & Associates, P.C., at 303-536-5134 or send us an email.