Tis the holiday season and officers are gearing up to patrol the roadways for drunk drivers. First and foremost, everyone should be careful out there and make wise decisions. If you have been drinking, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE! Catch an UBER, Lyft or a taxi. It may save your life and that of others.
That being said, if you have been drinking and find yourself being pulled over, be advised that the officers are properly trained to conduct DUI stops, and the more evidence you allow them to collect against you, the more likely you are to get convicted of a DUI. Be aware however, that there are serious consequences to refusing to perform the field sobriety or breathalyzer tests. A refusal will result in your license being suspended for one year unless you are able to prevail at your ALS administrative hearing.
Remember that you have a short window after your arrest to request an administrative hearing to preserve your license while you deal with the underlying DUI case; therefore, it is imperative that you contact a DUI attorney soon after your arrest. We at the Alfred Law Firm are available to answer your DUI questions, so feel free to contact us for a free consultation.