Tuesday, 06 April 2010 05:30

5 Tips to Minimize the Risk of Being Charged For a DUI

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Drinking and driving is a serious matter for law enforcement and even if they smell just a little bit of alcohol on you, there's a chance you could be arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Of course, first and foremost, to minimize the risk of being arrested you shouldn't get behind the wheel in the first place. But what if you've had a couple drinks and don't feel drunk? What happens if you are pulled over by officers? Here are 10 tips to help you out:

1. Be nice to the police officers. Remember that everything you do will be recorded and can be used in court. The last thing you want is for the officers to create a bad impression of you to present to the jury.

2. You are not obligated to perform field sobriety tests, so if you choose to do so, do it politely. There's a chance you may be arrested anyways, but at least the police won't have anything to use against you in court.

3. Call a friend or relative as soon as you can so that they can witness your state of sobriety.

4. Make sure your car is properly maintained. A bad wheel alignment can make your car swerve and make it look as if you're drunk driving. You don't want to give police any excuse to pull you over.

5. Make sure to hire a DUI lawyer who specifically deals with DUI cases. These lawyers are more familiar with DUI laws and procedures.

Maria Palma is a freelance writer committed to helping people with their San Diego DUI. Make sure to hire a professional and experienced DUI lawyer in San Diego.
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