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DUI Tips

The following are ten important things that you should know before being pulled over for drunk driving:

  1. When questioned for CA DUI before arrest, you are not in custody for the purposes of Miranda warnings under California DUI Law. If you politely refuse to answer any of the cop's questions concerning the CA DUI investigation, either before or after the arrest, then there won't be any statements that can be used against you in court.
  2. Field Sobriety Tests are completely voluntary in CA. If you do them, you may be arrested anyway. It may be better not to give the cop evidence that will be used against you in court. You can politely refuse to do the Field Sobriety Exercises.
  3. Refuse to take the preliminary alcohol screening test if you are pulled over for a CA DUI. If you are older than 21, the test is voluntary and you have the right to refuse this breath test.
  4. When given a choice of blood, breath or urine chemical test after arrest, choose a urine test if it is available. It is the most unreliable; but, the officer may only offer a blood or breath test.
  5. If no urine test is available, choose a breath test. The breath machines are not 100% exact and there are many possibilities for error.
  6. Contact a friend or relative from jail as soon as possible so they can hear you speak and note your sobriety.
  7. Always be polite and respectful to the police officers. How you are seen by a jury is critical.
  8. Some jurisdictions video the arrest, breath testing and/or booking process. Always be on your best behavior.
  9. Make a detailed list of all the events before being stopped up to and including being let off from custody.
  10. Keep an experienced CA DUI and California DMV DUI defense attorney to stand for you if you have a DUI In California. Only an experienced DUI/DMV defense attorney can spot your favorable issues and present them to prosecutor, judge , jury, or DMV hearing officer.

Remember, the best way to avoid a CA DUI conviction or DMV license suspension is to not drink and drive. Buying a Portable Breath Tester will also help you in finding your alcohol level before you drive.

Unfortunately, the way our laws are going, even if you've had only a small amount of alcohol and you are not impaired, as long as you smell like alcohol your chances of being arrested are high. Yet, being arrested for CA DUI does not automatically lead to a conviction or loss of your driver's license. Protect your rights and save your license.

The above Top 10 tips are designed to provide correct and authoritative information. It is not designed to make legal opinions. Be sure to do proper research before hiring a professional California DUI Attorney.

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