The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts When You Are Stopped for DUI

By Joseph P. St. Louis

When people learn that I have been defending people accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) for 30 years, everyone has one question. Family members, friends, people I meet at cocktail parties, and parents of students from my sons' school all want to know the same thing: What should I do if I get pulled over after I have had a drink or two? They ask this because we all know that when an officer pulls you over after you have consumed alcohol, there is at least a chance that you will end up being arrested for DUI, and everyone wants to do whatever they can to prevent that from happening.

If you find yourself pulled over on the side of the road after having some beers at a football game or some wine with dinner, it is in your best interest to do everything you can to demonstrate that you are not violating the law - to show that that you are aware, coherent and sober. Of course, when you are being investigated by the police what you don't do - the actions you need to avoid taking - is just as important as what you do - the actions you need to take. Set out below are my top 10 do's and don'ts when you are stopped by the police and investigated for DUI.

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