What to do if stopped for DUI? The general advice in this article is applicable to DUI, white collar crime, child molestation, spousal abuse or homicide. BE QUIET/REMAIN SILENT/DON’T SAY ANYTHING.
As an Orange County DUI Lawyer, he only thing I want for you to say, and I mean the ONLY thing, is that you want to talk to a LAWYER. Do not try and explain. Don’t let the police, or security guards/mall cops, or federal agents frighten you into talking. They want you to talk to help them make the case against you. By talking, they get more information, which they will use to try and confuse you or trip you up.
This advice applies to everyone. It does not matter whether you are guilty or innocent. Exercise your right to remain silent, and tell them that you want an ATTORNEY.
I understand that when someone is accused, their first thoughts are that the police do not understand the full facts of the case, so you want to tell them. I also understand that no one wants to be thought of as having committed a crime and they want to try and explain it away. These are terrible reasons to talk yourself into prison.
The police will take your story and turn it around and keep asking questions until you get confused or say something “incriminating”. Remember, the police are not your friend when they are questioning you about criminal activity in which they believe you may have engaged. When some one accuses you of having committed a crime, you only have one friend, your LAWYER.
I have represented other attorneys, doctors, teachers and even judges. Every one of them has the same problem, they want to tell their story. DON’T DO IT. REMAIN SILENT.
What to do if stopped for DUI
When you stand accused of a crime or are even questioned about a crime, what you want is an experienced Orange County DUI defense ATTORNEY.
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