If you are stopped or arrested for DUI/DWI, the best way to avoid a conviction is to know and to assert your rights. Police, prosecutors, and other officers of the state will rely on your lack of information to secure your conviction. Don’t let this happen. Know your DUI/DWI rights and contact us to protect them.
Protect Your Rights — Attorney Craig Rosenstein has defended hundreds of clients in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metro area, and throughout Arizona. Call us 24/7 at 480-248-7666 for a free initial consultation.
You Have the Right to Refuse Many Field Sobriety Tests — Use It
After conducting a traffic stop, a police officer will likely request that you perform a number of tasks, allegedly to demonstrate your sobriety. These field sobriety tests (FST) vary, but they frequently include walking along a straight line, balancing on one foot, or following a moving object with your eyes.
These officers are relying upon your ignorance of the law to obtain your consent to these tests. You do not have to perform these tests, but they don’t have to let you know that. By agreeing to take the field sobriety tests, you may just be providing the officers with the probable cause they will use to arrest you for DUI/DWI.
You Have the Right to an Attorney — Use It
A DUI/DWI charge is a serious criminal charge with serious criminal consequences. You have the right to an attorney. When you clearly demand your right to an attorney, the police have to stop interrogating you until your lawyer is present. Protect your rights. Keep our number in your phone and call our firm. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You Have the Right to Remain Silent — Use It
After you have been arrested, the best thing you can do is to invoke your right to an attorney. The second best thing you can do is to stop talking. You will not explain your way out of the situation. You won’t convince them to let you go. If anything, you will just make the state’s case stronger. After you ask for an attorney, invoke your right to remain silent and stop talking.
Knowing and asserting your DUI/DWI rights may prevent the police from collecting evidence that could eventually convict you.
At the Rosenstein Law Group, our attorneys provide detail-oriented, individualized representation for your DUI defense. We’ll aggressively assert your DUI/DWI rights and strategically protect your interests. Contact us today at 480-248-7666 to discuss your case.