Getting pulled over by the police can be an incredibly stressful thing.
Many people become anxious, even if they have done nothing wrong, and
even more individuals don’t know what to do in a situation when
they are being questioned. Understanding what you should do in a stressful
situation before it happens can ensure that you are calm and behave in
a way that does not make you suspicious. Our College Station and Bryan
DUI attorney explains what you should do if you are pulled over for driving under the
Following these steps can help you keep calm and avoid further trouble:
Be polite to the officer. Now is not the time to be rude or angry. Treat the officer with respect
and chances are he or she will return the gesture. If they don’t
return the sentiment, continue to be polite anyways.
Cooperate with the officer. Answer his or her questions and hand over your driver’s’ license
and registration. Resisting to hand things over or to give answers could
raise suspicions as to why you aren’t cooperating. Resisting can
quickly escalate a situation.
Understand implied consent. Texas’ implied consent law means that if an officer lawfully arrests
a driver for drinking and driving, then he or she has consented to take a
blood or breath test in order to determine their BAC level. Refusing to participate in a chemical
test or other sobriety tests can result in other punishments.
Understand your Miranda Rights. Many people do not understand Miranda Rights. They believe that if their
Miranda Rights are not read to them, they can get off without any consequences.
That is not true. If you do not agree to your Miranda Rights or if they
are not read to you, it means that what you say cannot be used against
you in court.
Do not provide excessive information. Understand the difference between being polite and cooperative and self-incrimination.
If an officer beings to ask you for information that could be used against
you, ask to speak to an experienced DWI or DUI lawyer. Do not hurt your
case by giving the police evidence to use against you.
Do you need a skilled and dedicated DUI of DWI attorney in College Station?
Contact The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. today!