When the officer walks up to the car, the first thing they’re going to do is ask you questions.
But what should and shouldn’t you do next?
If I’m stopped for a DUI, why shouldn’t I have to answer any other questions?
Have your driver’s license and your insurance (if you have it) ready to go. But at that point, you don’t have to answer any other questions or do any exercises for the officer.
Most people wonder, “Won’t I get arrested if I don’t cooperate with the officer?”
The truth is you may get arrested whether you cooperate or not, but you don’t have a legal obligation to cooperate. If you do, you may incriminate yourself or accidentally give the officer more evidence against you.
So if he asks you to do a field sobriety test or something like it (just to “check and see” if you’re okay to drive), you can say “No, thank you, I’d rather not. Am I under arrest?”
However, Georgia is an implied consent state. Implied consent means a person has consented to a blood-alcohol test by driving on Georgia’s roads.
So you may refuse to take the test, but you may end up facing a suspended license.
You only have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to contest the suspension of your license. Do not delay getting an experienced DUI lawyer to handle your case. Contact Frye Law Group as soon as possible to get working on your DUI case.