You Have a Right to Remain Silent
Video Transcribed: I’m Tulsa DUI attorney James Wirth, and that’s the phrase that we’re talking about. DUI attorney in Oklahoma. That is a phrase that is searched on Google 140 times per month. And if you found this video, then that’s probably what you’re looking for and this is the information that you need to know.
If you are pulled over for a DUI, obviously you want to not incriminate yourself. You have a right to remain silent. You should use it. Next, when it comes to the test, Oklahoma is an implied consent state. That means by driving on the road, you are consenting to do a breath test. However, you do not actually have to consent to that.
It’s just if you don’t if you refuse, then they’re going to take away your driver’s license. And even if you’re found not to be guilty of the DUI, the fact that you refused the test is a basis to suspend your driver’s license. So you want to make a smart choice on whether you want to blow or not blowing.
If you blow a 0.08 or above is going to be very bad evidence to use against you in your DUI case. However, refusing is going to be bad evidence to use against you in your driver’s license case. Generally speaking, the driver’s license case is less serious.
There are programs you can go through to maintain driving privileges with an interlock device. So most of the time, for most scenarios, it’s best to refuse and deal with the driver’s license issues after you have an opportunity to talk with an attorney.
So do not make incriminating statements. Use your right to remain silent. Decide smartly whether you want to take the state’s test or not. Most of the time, you probably want to refute the said test, and then immediately talk to an attorney and tell law enforcement that tries to speak with you that you want to speak with an attorney.
So you can talk about your specific circumstances, see if there are grounds for your defenses and what they are, what leverage can be used to try to get you the best possible result. If you’re going through this scenario, after you do those things, and you get to a point where you can call an attorney, give us a call or schedule an appointment by going online to makelaweasy.com.