When you are pulled over by an officer for a suspicion of DUI there are many things you should consider. It is always wise to pull over safely and to be polite and respectful. You should also have your license, registration and proof of insurance ready. The police officer will be observing all your actions and gestures closely, and difficulty in producing these documents could be considered a clue that the driver is under the influence. If you deny drinking, but an odor of alcohol emanating from your breath belies your assertion, then a jury will surely find out about it if the case goes to trial.
While one has a fifth amendment right not to make incriminating statements, questions posed by police as part of their roadside investigation generally do not rise to the level of custodial interrogation necessary to trigger one’s privilege against self-incrimination. And while a Defendant had a right to remain silent in court during his trial, and never testify, his statements made to police pursuant to their investigation are not hearsay.
So, if you have been arrested for a DUI call the Law Offices of Christopher DeBari. We can help you.
Hire an experienced Criminal Defense attorney. Chris Debari has a lot of experience and knows how the state thinks and how to work with the state. A DUI attorney may be able to better plea bargain your case. I’m always available to answer questions and you want an attorney that you can talk to.
It happens all the time, it doesn’t have to be an illicit illegal substance. When they give you painkillers. They will label on the bottle that you should use caution operating heavy equipment. Who really understands what that means? Most people think “well, I won’t get on the fork lift” or “I won’t drive the dump truck or use the jackhammer”. But the fact of the matter is, a motor vehicle is a considered dangerous instrumentality. You can be charged with driving under the influence if the police are satisfied that your normal faculties are impaired based upon something you’ve ingested even legally. So that’s one of the reasons why implied consent allows for a breath test and a urine test. You may blow breathalyzer 0.00, but if the officer has a suspicion that maybe something is a wrong, maybe you told them that you’re suffering from injuries. That you’ve taken Hydrocodone or Oxycodone. At that point in time it can be detected in the urine and at that point in time the officer may consider that a basis to revoke your license and charge you with driving under the influence. With no alcohol at all. And how much of a warning is really on the pill bottle, not much.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident, our firm will completely manage your case and keep pressure on the defendant throughout the course of your claim. Throughout the entire process, we will work to ensure that your legal rights are protected, and that you receive the best possible representation and the possible recovery.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Florida, whether as a pedestrian, driver, bicyclist, or passenger in a motor vehicle, please call Tampa personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Christopher DeBari right away and begin the process of protecting your legal rights.