In a DUI case, the police officer will testify to a lot of signs that he witness to form his or her opinion that the operator was under the influence. Before, the DUI suspect is even pulled over the officer will look at the operation of the car to look for signs of DUI. The officer will often look for: failing to stay in one lane, speeding, failing to obey lights or stop signs, weaving, or an accident.
If the DUI suspect is pulled over, the police will look to see if the DUI suspect put the car in park, pulled over in a safe area, pulled over next to the curb or made contact with the curb while pulling over. The police will then look for signs of DUI on the DUI suspect. The police will try to see if the DUI suspect has red eyes, slurred speech, odor of alcohol. The police will also monitor the DUI suspect’s motor skills. The police will try to see if the DUI suspect has problems finding his license and registration or getting it from his wallet. The police will see if the DUI suspect can stand up without falling over. The police will see if the DUI suspect is leaning or the car or swaying while walking.
Despite the observations of the police officer, a skilled DUI defense attorney may be able to help you with your DUI case. It is important that any DUI suspect knows that he or she has the right to remain silent, has the right to refuse field sobriety tests and has refuse the breathalyzer.
Attorney Jason Chan attended college at Northeastern University and Law School is Boston. He has the experience in representing DUI defendants under the age of 21. DUI defendants under the age of 21 can face additional criminal penalties and license effects if convicted of a DUI.
Call Attorney Jason Chan to talk about your Drunk Driving, DUI, OUI case today at 508-808-8902.