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How to react if you’re pulled over for suspicion of DUI

Police throughout the state of Wisconsin are on the lookout for drunk drivers. If you drink and drive, there's a good chance a police officer will spot you, pull you over and attempt to determine if you're under the influence of alcohol.

Here are some key steps to take if you're pulled over for suspicion of DUI:

  • Stay in your car. Getting out of your vehicle is one sign that you're under the influence, especially if you're slurring your speech and unable to stand up.
  • Remain polite. This alone is not typically enough to avoid an arrest, but it definitely helps. Misbehaving, cursing or acting disrespectful in any way will raise suspicions. It can also lead to additional criminal charges.
  • Don't incriminate yourself. Be careful about everything you say, as the information you provide can be used against you at a later date. You can invoke your Fifth Amendment rights if you don't want to answer a question.
  • Remain calm. This is important, especially if you're put under arrest. Cooperate with the officer, take mental notes regarding what is happening and do whatever it takes to secure your release from jail as quickly as possible.

Even if you're arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be convicted.

You can use one of many drunk driving defense strategies to avoid a conviction, or at the very least, minimize the consequences.

It's a must that you take steps to protect your legal rights before and during your day in court. Your criminal defense attorney can help you determine the outcome of the charges.

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