Driving while impaired cases or DUI’s are one of the biggest headaches for drivers, especially if you haven’t had one before. DUI’s affect every segment of our society and usually there’s a number of questions that come into play when making the decision on what to do when stopped by the police. For starters, it’s a difficult situation because typically to even review this post there’s some level of inebriation at the time of the stop which would lead to the question “should I blow?”. There’s a lot to this question and we will work through the nuances of this process and what the best steps are when facing the prospect of a DUI.
DUI’s all begin with some sort of stop. It can be a stop for improper or reckless driving, it can be a stop at a checkpoint, or it can be a stop for any number of reasons. For the purposes of this discussion, let’s assume the reasons for the stop are valid. The focus here is what do you do next? Well, if you believe you are drunk, remember you’re not going to be thinking the best and your decision making also may be a little lackluster. It’s typically better to have a plan in these situations so that way if something bad happens you’re prepared for it.
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So we get it, should you blow? Our follow-up question is do you think you’re drunk. Wait, let’s rephrase that, do you think you’re above the legal limit? Remember, it’s not illegal to drink and drive, unless you’re under 21 years of age. But assuming you’re of age, the next question is do you think you’ll blow above a .08. If you’re a regular drinker and have had in excess of 2 drinks over the course of an hour recently, most likely you will be above a .08. If you’re above a .08 and you blow you’re giving them one more factor for probable cause and our recommendation would be not to blow in these situations.
Don’t give law enforcement a single factor against you when it comes to impaired driving charges. If you’re facing a DUI speak with an experienced DUI lawyer, like our friends at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law. A lawyer can advise you of your rights and assist you with your impaired driving case.