NEVER TRY TO TALK YOUR WAY OUT OF A DWI

NEVER TRY TO TALK YOUR WAY OUT OF A DWI

            If you are stopped for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, one of the worst things that you can do is to try and talk your way out of it.  To begin with, if the police officer is asking questions about alcohol and drinking, the officer in all likelihood already suspects that you have been drinking.  Given that, the officer will be looking for clues that support that suspicion.  The officer will be scrutinizing your demeanor, actions, responses, and even the manner in which you speak, all with an eye towards getting probable cause to arrest you for driving while intoxicated.

            While the officer may begin by asking what appear to be innocent questions, such as

  • where are you going? 
  • where are you coming from?
  • have you had anything to drink? 

Many people falsely believe that because the officer is asking questions, they can “talk their way out of it.”  The problem with that is, if you tell the officer that yes, you’ve had a couple glasses of wine, the officer now has your admission that you have been drinking and the officer has seen you driving the car!  It is important to remember, that while you may be under the legal limit of .08, you can still be charged with driving while intoxicated.  To secure a conviction for DWI, the prosecutor need only prove that you were driving while impaired.

            Because the officer will use anything you say against you, as well as be examining your actions and demeanor, it is unlikely that you will be able to “talk your way out of being charged while driving while intoxicated.”

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, talk to a dwi defense attorney right away.

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