DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious offence anywhere in the world. In California, a first-time offender gets fine of $1,400, Jail of 4 days, License suspension for 30 days, etc. The DUI law varies from state to state.
If you are caught for by a police cop, be courteous. You are advised to keep calm. You may make things worse if you get agitated. But besides doing all mandatory tests, you have the option to contact your lawyer. Here is the solution for- how not to get convicted of DUI. (But better still, the best option is nothing but ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’. That is fool proof)
But the one for the road is usual if not normal. You will be tempted to drive after consuming alcohol, but try that is within the limit. The NHTSA branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, notes that “virtually all drivers are substantially impaired at 0.08 BAC [blood-alcohol concentration].So try these (of course the traffic cops who books you is equally aware of all the tricks of the trades under the earth). If you follow these steps, religiously you may skip the mandatory visit to the court, fear of losing your licence, and avoid legal entangle.
Tip 1. Maintain your vehicle in good condition
This including the headlights in right focus, your chances of being pulled up is comparatively less. The sixth sense of the policeman can detect the condition of your car as well as your condition. And if you maintain a steady speed with no jerky driving with the exterior of the car in an attractive condition, you are less likely to be pulled over. As a corollary, if you are not pulled over, the chances that you are convicted is less
Tips 2. Don’t slow down or change course pull a U-turn right before a checkpoint
The slowing up, turning lane or attempting to take a U-turn before the inspection gives the police ample suspicion that something fishy is there. Once the cops get the feeling that you are driving under the influence of alcohol, all hell breaks.
Tips 3. Cosmetics won’t help
You would have thought or advised to have mouth freshener or chewing gum to avoid detection of alcohol in you. But unfortunately, that is not doing to help in front of a breathed analyser. And also some mouth was contained alcohol more than wine. The mint or perfume would easily tell the cop that you are not straightforward.
Tips 4. Sleep in the back or passenger seat
Take a break in case you are drunk not in the front seat with the key in the ignition or your pocket. You can opt to take a nap till you get sober in the back seat or the front passenger seat. You may be charged for the course for a lesser offence than DUI like stopping the car on the highway.
Tips 5. Don’t be a jerk to the cops
Being sandpaper like to a police person can aggravate the situation, but be polite and offer to cooperate. By being arrogant, you are likely to be compelled to undergo the mandatory tests.l
Tips 6. What you say will be used against you
The situation can be brought under control if you don’t try to educate the cop or talk too much. Even though “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say could be used against you in a court of law.”
The usual reaction “I haven’t had anything to drink!” will irritate anyone especially a policeman. You can avoid answering questions about how much you’ve had to drink, where you’ve been, where you’re headed, etc. You have the right to remain silent.
Tips 7. Before arrest, refuse the field sobriety test and breath test
You have right to deny a field sobriety test and breath /blood test unless you are arrested. The policeman would try to cajole for a test without recording an arrest.
Tips .8 Be cooperative to take the test
Don’t refuse to take a breath or blood test after you’ve been detained. You can bear in mind that the breath analyzer is just indicative; the blood test is more affirmative. Technically the test has to bet-repeated twice
Tips 9. Hire a DUI Lawyer
The last resort is to engage a DUI lawyer in defending your serious situation, age, etc. But this is a valuable tip, which should be avoided as far as possible. Only a lawyer can protect you legally and technically where the policeman went wrong. He would question the veracity of tests, sometimes the test was repeated, and etc. only a good lawyer can protect or defend you against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules.