DUI Police Evidence
Today’s police force has many ways to gain incriminating evidence in your DUI case. Everything you do and say from the time you are being pulled over to after your DUI arrest is being recorded both on police audio and police video. The way you are driving your car is being recorded by a police dashcam. Were you swerving? Were you not maintaining your lane? Did you try to flee in your car or on foot? Were you speeding or showing any signs of reckless driving? Was your tail light out? Did you throw something out the window?
After you were pulled over, what did the police officer say to you, and what did you say to the officer? Were you courteous, or belligerent? Was your speech slurred? Did your car smell of alcohol or illegal drugs. Was there an open container of alcohol visible, or any sign of illegal drugs or even prescription drugs?
Were there other people in the car? Were your children or other people’s children in the backseat? Driving over the legal limit with children in the car is very serious! In some states the police will charge you with child endangerment, and charge you with one additional DUI per child.
Remember, anything and everything you do or say from the moment you see blue lights in your rearview mirror can be used as evidence against you in the prosecutor’s DUI case against you. Your best bet is to remain silent, offering only your driver’s license and vehicle registration. Do not answer any other police officer questions. Your answers are being recorded!The police will ask you seemingly innocent questions so they can build a DUI case against you. Do not answer questions like, “Where are you headed?”, “Where have you been?”, “Have you been drinking?”, or “How much have you had to drink?” You do not have to answer these questions! If the officer asks you to get out of your car, then do so. Do not resist at this point.
Usually the next action taken by the officer is to ask you to perform field sobriety tests. You do not have to take these roadside tests! They are voluntary! They always work in the prosecution’s favor no matter how well you do.