Now days there seem to be a list for just about anything, if you know where to look. Need to fix a clogged sink or bathtub? One needs look no further than one of the many DIY articles online. Are you trying to help your grade schooler with their math homework? If so, you are bound to be able to find a tutorial on how to do “new math” on google or some other search engine. Want to get arrested for DUI? Wait, what? No one really WANTS to get arrested for DUI, but it does happen. And, sometimes all you have to do is one of the following things.
Five ways to get arrested for DUI include engaging in any of these activities:
- Fail to drive the posted speed limit. Most people think this means driving too fast. But, you can also be pulled over is you are driving too slowly.
- Driving erratically, like failing to stay in your lane or weaving in and out of traffic quickly.
- Failing to stop at a light or stop sign. Failing to yield is also a good way to get pulled over and questioned about whether you’ve been drinking.
- Driving on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way down a one way street, or driving in the middle of two lanes of traffic.
- Driving on the shoulder, or making turns in places where turns are not permitted.
If an officer sees a car driving in a way that is out of the ordinary, a traffic stop is usually made. Upon stopping a driver, if a police officer thinks the driver has been drinking, questioning along those lines usually follows. Most times the information the driver provides to the authorities upon being questioned leads to other questions that can cause an officer to suspect drunk driving. When that happens, it is common for the officer to request the driver step out of the vehicle and participate in some sort of field sobriety test. When test results show 0.08% or more alcohol in the driver’s system, a DUI arrest can be made. You do have defenses to being charged with DUI and one of the most common defenses is to attack the validity of the field sobriety test results. The type of defense you employ depends on what type of test was administered to you, and other facts unique to your case. Call us today and tell us your story, so we can help pick out the pieces of evidence that are most beneficial to your position.
For answers to questions about DUI’s, call an experienced criminal defense attorney today. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to help you reach workable solutions. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.