If you get arrested for DUI, the worse thing you can do is exacerbate the situation by incriminating yourself or doing something that can possibly make the charges against you heavier.
Never discuss your case with the arresting officer. Limit the information you give to what is necessary. This includes your name, birthday, permanent address, etc. Do not answer questions related to the arrest - do not tell them if you have been drinking, how much alcohol you consumed, if you were driving the vehicle, etc. You have the right to speak to an attorney before you say anything to the police. Exercise that right.
Everything that you say or do can be used against you, so stay calm and do not resist even if you think you are innocent. Avoid arguing with the police at all costs. Don't attempt to run, and always keep your hands where the arresting officer can see them.
Contrary to popular belief, you can refuse to take any chemical test (blood alcohol concentration test) until you have spoken to your attorney. You likewise have the right to set up an additional privately-administered test upon your arrest, while you are detained in the police station.
Try to write down or at least memorize the arresting police officer's badge number, patrol car plate, etc. , especially if you suspect that you have been arrested unjustly. If there are other people who can be possible witnesses, get their names and contact numbers. Immediately inform your attorney if you suspect that your rights were violated, so he or she can help you file a written complaint in the police station right away.
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