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Pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving? Know your rights!

Now that the summer months are well on their way, people are going to start doing more outdoors. This is a fun season, but it is imperative that all drivers take steps to remain safe when they are on the road. One of the hazards that can affect drivers, as well as others on the roads, is drunk driving. If you are at a bonfire or other outdoor event and consume alcohol, you should find an alternative method of getting home.

It is never a good idea to drive after you've been drinking. There are several signs that police officers look for when they are trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. You might not realize that you are doing these, but there is a good chance that you are if you are inebriated.

If you are stopped for the suspicion of drunk driving, make sure that you remember your rights. You have the right to remain silent with the exception of providing your name to the officer if you are asked. You also have the right to have an attorney with you if you are being detained and questioned. Be sure to invoke those rights as soon as you can.

You should try to make notes about what happens during the traffic stop and arrest. There is a chance that any violations of your rights could lead to you being able to have your statements or some evidence thrown out. This could be an important component of your defense, so be sure to discuss it with us as soon as possible.

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