If you receive a Baton Rouge DUI, be sure to call us at the Ambeau Law Firm for effective representation. However, we generally won’t be there at the moment of arrest with you to tell you what to do and what not to do. With that in mind, the single most important piece of information we can relay to an individual suspected of a DUI is to exercise their right to remain silent. NEVER, and we mean NEVER admit to drinking any amount of alcohol or using any type of drugs, including legal drugs, both prescription and over the counter. Admitting to either of the above can prove fatal in court. The only reason an officer would ask for such information is to use as evidence against the suspect. Why should you willingly hand over evidence to the police when you can exercise your right to remain silent?
Second, and this one may not be as obvious, but never admit to driving. In certain situations, usually accidents, the officers may not have any evidence of who was driving a particular vehicle. Remember, one of the elements of a DUI is the operation of a vehicle. If a person doesn’t admit to driving when there is an accident, it may prove to be difficult, if not impossible, for the prosecution to gain a DUI conviction.
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