On various holidays and other times throughout the year there are DUI checkpoints set up to catch drunk drivers in Fountain Hills. There are many ways to increase your chances of a favorable outcome at these checkpoints. The officers will be looking for nervousness, impairment, slurred speech, open alcohol containers, various drug paraphernalia, and the smell of alcohol or drugs.
While you may not always be able to avoid these checkpoints, it is important to remember your constitutional rights.
First, you have the right to remain silent. Do not provide any more information than you have to. You are not required to tell the police officer what you were doing, when or where you were doing it. Any added information can be detrimental to you getting through this checkpoint.
Second, it is unwise to perform field sobriety tests. You can respectfully say “I do not consent to field sobriety tests”.
Once you are asked to step out of the vehicle, it is important to strongly and clearly demand to speak to an attorney.
If you are arrested for DUI, then you must immediately speak with a DUI attorney from the Rosenstein Law Group. We have the skills and the experience that you will need on your side to combat the accusations made against you. It is important to remember your Fifth Amendment rights in this case, do not give any information to the police officers without first consulting with your legal assistance.