5 Tips to Avoid a DUI

1. Don’t offer too much information

EXPLANATION:  After you’ve been pulled over by a police officer you do not have to answer questions, but you still can be arrested if the officer believes he has probable cause to arrest you for a DUI.

For further explanation and details on this tip visit our Free DUI Tips page.

2. Consider your situation before performing a field sobriety test

EXPLANATION:  A field sobriety test (FST) is administered and evaluated to obtain indicators of impairment to establish probable cause for a DUI arrest.

An officer has most likely already made his mind up whether he is going to arrest you for DUI before requesting you to participate.  When an officer observes cues, or indicators of impairment, that provides the officer with validation for their decision to arrest and is additional evidence that can be used against you.

For further explanation and details on this tip visit our Free DUI Tips page.

3. Know your rights before agreeing to a breathalyzer test

EXPLANATION:  A breathalyzer is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample.  In California, the device is called a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) device.  This device is used at the scene of the police contact often right before an officer arrests an individual.

You are not required by law to take this test and should not take this test.  Even if you were to blow under a 0.08% BAC, you can still be arrested for DUI as an officer may say that you were still too impaired to drive.

For further explanation and details on this tip visit our Free DUI Tips page.

4. Understand the law before agreeing to a chemical test

EXPLANATION:  A chemical test is used to determine a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) either directly (blood sample) or indirectly (breath).  Blood tests are the most accurate of the tests.  By obtaining a California driver’s license, you have already consented to take a chemical test if arrested for a DUI.

For further explanation and details on this tip visit our Free DUI Tips page.

5. Drink responsibly

For further explanation and details on each of these 5 tips visit our Free DUI Tips page.

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