Most Common Questions If You Have Been Arrested for a DUI

Most Common Questions If You Have Been Arrested for a DUI

1. What Do I Say if the Officer Asks me Questions?

Give them your name, license, and registration. Politely state that you intend to cooperate fully, but that you would like a lawyer present for any official questioning.

2. Did the Officer Even Have a Reason to Pull me Over?

  • Officers generally pull over drivers suspected to be under the influence for:
  • Taking a wide turn
  • Straddling the center of a lane marker
  • Weaving in and out of lanes
  • Nearly hitting a vehicle or object
  • Driving on a surface other than the designated roadway
  • Driving less than 10 mph under the limit
  • Swerving
  • Stopping abruptly
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Drifting
  • Randomly braking
  • Tires touching the center or lane marker
  • Driving into oncoming traffic
  • Delayed response to traffic signals
  • Driving with no headlights on
  • And more

3. What Type of Defense do I Have?

The answer to this question is situationally dependent and will vary from case to case. However, DUI cases are not ‘slam dunks’ for the prosecution. There are often several areas of contention that can be used to support a strong defense.
Unlawful search, unlawful detainment, improper administration of sobriety tests, medical defense, miscalibrated BAC detectors, and more are all potential defenses.

4. Can I Still Drive After Being Arrested for a DUI?

In Florida, a DUI arrest will result in immediate suspension of your driver’s license. In the following 10 days, you are permitted to drive using your DUI ticket as a temporary permit for work purposes only.

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