What Should You Do if You’re Stopped for DUI?

Did you know that over 98 million people travel over the Christmas holidays? That’s according to AAA. Now add to that the fact that many people are celebrating at holiday parties where alcohol is served. When you put it all together, it means that there’s the greater potential for drunk drivers to be on the road and for accidents to happen. You’ll likely see more police on the road, too. So what if you’ve had a few drinks, left a holiday party, and gotten into an accident or been stopped by law enforcement? What should you do? Here are some tips from Philip W. Jamieson, a DUI lawyer in Rock Hill, SC.

  1. Remain calm.
  2. If you choose to remain silent, notify the officer of your wishes.
  3. If you wish, politely ask why you’re being detained or if you’re under arrest.
  4. You have the right to leave if you’re not under arrest.
  5. If you are arrested, call a DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

Of course, the best plan is to have a designated driver whenever you’re attending a party and planning to drink. But if you don’t and you get stopped for DUI in the Rock Hill or Fort Mill area, call Jamieson Law Firm. Our criminal law practice represents those who’ve been accused of driving under the influence. Philip W. Jamieson is an experienced DUI lawyer who’ll make sure your side of the story is accurately presented to the judge.

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