What should you do if you get a DUI on Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is a happy and warm-hearted celebration of love. Many people plan extravagant activities for the holiday. From the perfect candlelit dinner to a picturesque walk at sunset, these can be some of the most memorable times you will ever have in your life. Unfortunately, your plans can turn stressful if you are pulled over for a DUI on Valentine’s Day. The criminal defense lawyers at Murray, Phillips & Gay want you to know what to do if you receive a Valentine’s Day DUI.
What to do if you are pulled over for a DUI on Valentine’s Day:
- Remain calm & Be Polite
- Use your turn signal to pull over
- Keep your hands on the wheel
- Turn on your dome light at night
- Do not make any fast movements
- Wait until the officer asks, then hand over your documentation
- Do not get out unless the officer asks
- Exercise your right to remain silent until a criminal defense attorney can help you.
- Most importantly, always be respectful during a traffic stop.
No matter why you are pulled over, you should remain calm. Do not make any fast movements. Once it is requested by the police officer, find and produce your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.
Inform the police before reaching for your wallet, insurance, or registration. Remember that this is a very stressful experience for the officer as well. The more comfortable you make them feel, the better off you may be. Do not get out of your vehicle unless you are asked to.
Field Sobriety & Breathalyzer Tests
THE POLICE MUST HAVE A REASON TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE INTOXICATED. If they do not have just cause, your breathalyzer may not be admissible in court.
DUI on Valentine’s Day?
Contact Ron Phillips at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.
A lot of work, organization, and legal knowledge goes into preparing a successful criminal defense case. So, be sure to have a proficient DUI defense attorney in Kent or Sussex County, Delaware. Call Ron Phillips at 302-855-9300. We offer free consultations.
Don’t try to get through this on your own, let Murray, Phillips & Gay help.