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Imagine that you’re driving home one night and see a light flash out of the corner of your eye. You glance at your rear view mirror and feel your heart sink; you’re getting pulled over. Don’t panic – being pulled over or arrested is not the same as being convicted. When they pull you over, police officers count on you being nervous, and use it to their advantage. The following advice can help you keep your cool and avoid being convicted.

Don’t Give More Information than You Have To

Give the officer your name and your license and registration info. Nothing more. You have a right against self incrimination – that includes answering any information about how much you drank. Save the rest for after you’ve consulted with an attorney.

Don’t Submit to a Field Sobriety Test

You have the legal right to refuse a field sobriety test – use it. These tests are incredibly subjective and unreliable. Instead request a chemical test at the police station. Opt for the breathalyzer, which is much easier to dispute in court than a blood test.

have the legal right to refuse a field sobriety test – use it. These tests are incredibly subjective and unreliable. Instead request a chemical test at the police station. Opt for the breathalyzer, which is much easier to dispute in court than a blood test.

Never, Ever Lie to the Arresting Officer

Under no circumstances should you ever lie during an arrest; it will only look incriminating later (and if you’ve followed the first two points, you won’t need to).

If you act wisely, your Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can easily get your charges dropped in most cases. For more info, give Gabriel Grasso a call. (702) 868-8866.


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