From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the East Valley DUI task force will be stopping thousands of drivers on the roads. Approximately, 20 percent will be arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over and asked if you have been drinking, your answer should be that you won’t answer any questions or submit to any field tests until you talk to your lawyer. You have the right to decline these tests, and there are no legal repercussions for doing this.
If you have been suspected of drunk driving, call the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor. There is an answering service available 24 hours a day, and a lawyer will call back in just 5 minutes. Keep in mind that these phone consultations are a free public service. The lawyers will assess your situation and advise you on whether or not to take the blood or breath tests.
At the trial, the police officer can’t comment on the fact that you invoked your right to remain silent and refused to take fields test. The officer can only offer his subjective view of the events such as he pulled you over, smelled alcohol, and arrested you. The jury may wonder why you were arrested if there wasn’t any hard evidence of your being drunk. The burden of proof is on the state.
For anyone out celebrating and drinking, it’s best to take a taxi or choose a designated driver even if you only had a few drinks. If you do get arrested, call the Law Offices of David Cantor at (602) 307-0808. To schedule a free case review with a lawyer, give us a call or send us an email by using our confidential web form.