DUI Police Video Evidence
If you were arrested for DUI, the police almost always turn on their police dashcam to record the audio and video of the stop and everything that happens after it. Everything you say, and everything you do, will be clearly recorded and used as police evidence at your DUI trial. DUI police video technology has become clearer and more hi-def over the years, so if you are pulled over, remember you are being recorded very clearly. Do not say anything that may incriminate you. If the police officer asks if you have been drinking, politely decline to answer the question.
Do not tell the officer where you have been, especially if you are coming back from a party or a bar. Do not tell the police where you are going. Make sure anyone else in the car stays quiet. Do not ask the officer if your friend can switch seats and drive you home. This will raise the officer’s suspicion level and may lead him or her to believe you are too drunk to drive.
Field Sobriety Tests Caught On Video
If a police officer asks you to step out of your car, you must do so. If the officer asks you to perform field sobriety tests, you can refuse. These sobriety tests include the walk and turn, the eye test, reciting the alphabet backwards, and other non-scientific tests. You will almost always fail these tests, even if you are 100% sober! Field sobriety tests are voluntary! Your poor performance will be recorded and passed onto the DUI prosecutor so an airtight case can be built against you. If your DUI case goes to trial, a jury will be shown the entire DUI video on a large screen. You will cringe when you see yourself stumbling and mumbling, then handcuffed and put in the backseat of a patrol car.
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