You and your friends went out to party, and you ended up driving home drunk. Unfortunately, you didn’t get where you were going before the police stopped you and made you take roadside sobriety tests. You failed the field sobriety tests, and your two Breathalyzer samples came back as .07% and .09%. To the officer, there was no question that you were intoxicated, so you were arrested.
After a situation like this, it’s a smart choice to stay quiet and do nothing that could incriminate you. You don’t have to talk to the police other than to provide your name and identifying information. You can ask to speak with an attorney once you’re at the station, so you can get the right support as you learn what to do or not do in this kind of situation.
One thing people don’t always talk about is what you should or shouldn’t do online following this kind of arrest. You will likely face DUI charges and could be convicted if the evidence is strong. If it’s not good evidence, the court might dismiss your case or lower the charges. However, you need to stay quiet. That includes not posting anything about getting drunk online. You shouldn’t post images or allow friends to tag you in images that show you were intoxicated before getting into your vehicle that night. Those images or posts you or others make could be incriminating.
Every drunk driving case is different, which is why it’s important to look into how you can protect yourself against charges and potential penalties. Our website has more on criminal defense and what you can do to help yourself.