Don’t answer police DUI questions after your are pulled over. Be police and courteous, but know that every question you answer is just building the driving under the influence case against you in Carroll County, Maryland.
The police officer’s lights just lit up in your rear view mirror. Now, you’re pulled over on the side of the road. The officer approaches your car and taps on the driver’s side window. Tap. Tap. Tap.
Don’t Answer Police DUI Questions – Where are you coming from?
The first thing the police officer will ask you during a suspected DUI stopped is where you were coming from. The only reason he is asking that question is so that he can record your answer in the police report and testify later that you admitted to coming from a bar, party, restaurant, or entertainment scene.
Don’t Answer Police DUI Questions – How much have you had to drink tonight?
The second thing the police officer will ask you during a suspected DUI stopped is how much you have had to drink. The only reason he is asking that question is so that he can record your answer in the police report and testify later that you admitted to drinking.
What should you say, if you Don’t Answer Police DUI Questions?
Answering these questions not only gives the police officer incriminating evidence but also gives him all the more reason to ask you to exit your vehicle and perform the standard field sobriety tests.
So when you’re asked the questions above, just be very courteous and polite, and remain silent. Or, if you must say anything, then say that you would like to be able to speak to your attorney before asking any questions.
I’ve tried Maryland DUI cases over the years and if you don’t admit to drinking, then the prosecutor will have a weak case. If you have a good defense, we should take advantage of that and go to trial!
Don’t Answer Police DUI Questions, but if you did, Schedule a Free Maryland DUI Attorney Consultation
Maryland DUI Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Baltimore City prosecutor. The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers is based in Carroll County, Maryland and handles the following matters throughout Maryland: criminal, driving under the influence, divorce, child custody, and personal injury. Carroll County DWI Lawyer Ross W. Albers is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. The Law Office of Ross W. Albers was recognized in 2016 by Maryland Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Criminal Defense: DUI.