1. Do NOT take a field sobriety test:
shield your eyes, and tell the officer you are not taking the eye test when he shines a penlight in your eyes.
do not take any oral counting or alphabet tests.
do not take any walking or standing on one foot tests.
2. Do NOT take the Breathalyzer test;

3. Do NOT take a urine or blood test in police custody;

4. Do NOT answer any questions regarding drinking, medication, or your last activity. DO tell the officer if you have any vision handicaps, physical disabilities, injuries, recent surgeries or illnesses. Do NOT engage in small talk;

5. Do NOT give oral or written permission to have your car searched;

6. Decline all the police administered tests, questioning and searches politely, orally and firmly. You are being filmed and recorded;

7. Lock your purse in your trunk and take your ID, keys, and phone only. Do NOT letlaw enforcement talk you into taking your purse with you when you are arrested.

8. When you are allowed to make a call, call someone who can put up a cash bond for you instead of using a bondsman. A bondsman will charge you 12% of the bond that you do NOT get back. If you put up a cash bond, and show up for court, you get it ALL back.

9. If you believe you would pass a Breathalyzer/urine/blood test, get a urine/blood/hair test immediately upon release from police custody at a walk-in clinic. Tell the personnel of the clinic that it needs to be a supervised test;

10. You have only 15 days from the date of arrest to request a Department of Public Safety Hearing on the suspension of your driver’s license, so hire an attorney experience in DWI quickly. Bring all paperwork you are given upon your release, to your first meeting with your attorney.

If you are arrested for DWI/DUI call us immediately at (985)-892-1955 to represent you in a Department of Public Safety hearing to keep your license, to appeal a suspension of your license following hearing, in traffic court for misdemeanor DWIs, or in district court for felony DWIs.

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