Here are a few quick pieces of advice to follow if you are ever pulled over for drunk driving in Florida:
- Keep quiet. Remember – you have the right to remain silent! You’ve no doubt heard it before in TV shows and movies, but it’s absolutely true. All citizens have the right to remain silent so they do not accidentally incriminate themselves. Do not answer any questions about how much you’ve had to drink or where you’ve been. These questions are used to find probable cause that you’ve been drinking and driving.
- Cooperate. Even though you have the right to keep your mouth shut, you shouldn’t go completely mute. You are compelled to give the officer the necessary means to identify you. Give them your driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Politely respond to the officer’s questions. If he asks you how much you’ve had to drink, politely respond with: “I’m sorry officer, but I’m not going to answer that.”
- Call a Florida DUI Lawyer. Your greatest chance of beating a DUI charge in Florida is hiring a criminal defense attorney who specializes in driving while intoxicated cases. If an officer places you under arrest for DUI, tell them you demand to speak to your defense attorney.
Follow these tips if you have been pulled over for DUI in Florida. They may just help you avoid a drunk driving charge.