Tips on What to Do If You Are Stopped for DWI/DUI

If a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of DWI/DUI, then there are several things you should do to make sure the stop goes smoothly and to avoid hurting any future defense strategies. As attorney Jarrod Smith explains in this video, you should be polite and understand your rights. For example, you may not know that you can (and should) refuse all roadside tests. Perhaps most importantly, you should call a qualified, experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as you can.

The lawyers at Smith & Vinson Law Firm have successfully defended hundreds of DWI/DUI cases in Austin, Texas. We offer free initial consultations and are available every day, at any time of the day or night to take your call. So, if you or a loved one is facing DWI or DUI charges, then call (512) 549-6339 now.

Video Transcription

Hi everyone, this is DWI attorney Jarrod Smith with Smith & Vinson law firm in Austin. I just want to give you guys a few tips if you or loved one are ever pulled over for suspicion of DUI or DWI. First, be polite to the officer. Likely, everything you’re saying or everything you’re doing is being recorded by a body cam or a dash cam that could be played in front of a jury or a judge one day, so be polite. Number two is refuse all tests, that includes the field sobriety test, any blood test, or any breath tests that the officer asks you for. Many people don’t know that they can refuse the field sobriety test, such as walking a straight line or holding one leg up. You have an absolute right to refuse all tests. Make them get a warrant. Number three is call a knowledgeable, aggressive DWI lawyer as soon as possible. There are hard deadlines and DWI cases regarding your driver’s license and other issues, and you need someone working on your case as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation. 512-368-9044 Thank you.

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