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Staying calm when stopped for a DUI

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2022 | Blog, Dui/dwai |

In the event that you’re stopped by a police officer in Colorado for the suspicion of driving under the influence, it’s important to try to stay calm without exhibiting behaviors that could result in more charges. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that can sometimes help you get back on the road a bit faster.

Safety

As soon as you see the lights from the police car behind you, try to get to a safe location where you can stop. This could be a parking lot or an area on the side of the road that’s not congested. Keep in mind that if you’re suspected of a DUI you don’t want to make any sudden movements while you’re trying to find somewhere safe to pull over as this could result in the officer asking further questions that could lead to being arrested.

Attitude

Your attitude can sometimes decrease the risk of receiving harsher charges if you’re polite and cooperate with the officer. While you don’t have to answer questions, if you try to provide as much information as possible, then it can sometimes play in your favor as it can signify to the officer that you’re willing to cooperate.

Tests

If you’re stopped by an officer for a DUI, you can object to a breathalyzer as well as a field sobriety test. You can also request to have an attorney present when answering questions. In the event that you are taken to a police station or jail, you can usually request to have representation with you.

While being stopped by a police officer isn’t the most pleasant experience, the way that you handle the situation can sometimes aid in dictating the outcome.