Police officers need
probable cause to stop
your vehicle but…
can always come up
with some excuse to pull
you over.
While the most common
reasons for a DUI stop
are…
driving erratically or
weaving from lane
to lane…
ordinary traffic stops for
moving violations such as
speeding, running a traffic
signal or…
failing to signal lane
changes, as well as
mechanical violations
such as …
burned out taillights,
tinted windows, cracked
windshields and…
broken license plate lights
can frequently escalate
into DUI arrests.
Be proactive about the
condition of your vehicle.
Don’t let your car become
a cop magnet.
Regularly check your
vehicle’s lighting, replace
cracked windshields…
keep window tinting within
permissible guidelines
and…
make sure your license
plates (front and rear) are
properly secured and not
obscured by dirt or mud.
If you see flashing lights
behind you, roll down your
windows and…
vent any unusual odors
prior to stopping.
Having all windows down
when it is snowing or
raining may look
suspicious,
so remember to …
put all of the passenger
side windows up before
the officer approaches
your car.
Carefully pull over and
gently stop your vehicle.
Keep your hands where
the police officer can
see them.
Be polite and …

ADMIT
NOTHING!
If the officer asks to
search your vehicle,
politely say “No”.
If you are asked to exit
your vehicle…
the officer will almost
certainly ask you to
perform the field sobriety
test …
and blow into a handheld
portable Breathalyzer.
However
you are under no legal
obligation to …
take either the field
sobriety test or blow into
a handheld portable
Breathalyzer.
What is really happening
is that the officer is
asking you to …
cooperate in building a
DUI case against yourself.
Agreeing to perform
these tests will provide
the officer with
observations which …
can establish probable
cause for a lawful
DUI arrest.
Without the field
sobriety test or a
portable breathalyzer
reading …
the officer may not have
sufficient probable cause
to arrest you.
Keep in mind that the
officer asked you to take
these tests because …
he is trying to
maneuver you into a
situation where …
you are legally required
to take a blood, breath or
urine chemical test.
Those chemical test are
only legally required
under Utah’s Implied
Consent law until…
after you have been
placed under arrest and
taken into custody.
The field sobriety test is
conducted at the scene of
the traffic stop and …
usually starts with
the officer shining his
flashlight in your eyes.
He will be looking for
jerking eye motions that
are indications of
intoxication.
Remember to politely
refuse to take the field
sobriety test.
Next,
you should politely refuse
to take the portable
breathalyzer test.
This device is notoriously
inaccurate.
Once again,
There is no law
that requires you to take
a field sobriety test or…
the portable
Breathalyzer test
and there is no penalty
for refusal.
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St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI
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St George Utah DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer - What To Do or Not Do When Stopped For A DUI

  1. 1. Police officers need probable cause to stop your vehicle but…
  2. 2. can always come up with some excuse to pull you over.
  3. 3. While the most common reasons for a DUI stop are…
  4. 4. driving erratically or weaving from lane to lane…
  5. 5. ordinary traffic stops for moving violations such as speeding, running a traffic signal or…
  6. 6. failing to signal lane changes, as well as mechanical violations such as …
  7. 7. burned out taillights, tinted windows, cracked windshields and…
  8. 8. broken license plate lights can frequently escalate into DUI arrests.
  9. 9. Be proactive about the condition of your vehicle.
  10. 10. Don’t let your car become a cop magnet.
  11. 11. Regularly check your vehicle’s lighting, replace cracked windshields…
  12. 12. keep window tinting within permissible guidelines and…
  13. 13. make sure your license plates (front and rear) are properly secured and not obscured by dirt or mud.
  14. 14. If you see flashing lights behind you, roll down your windows and…
  15. 15. vent any unusual odors prior to stopping.
  16. 16. Having all windows down when it is snowing or raining may look suspicious, so remember to …
  17. 17. put all of the passenger side windows up before the officer approaches your car.
  18. 18. Carefully pull over and gently stop your vehicle.
  19. 19. Keep your hands where the police officer can see them.
  20. 20. Be polite and … ADMIT NOTHING!
  21. 21. If the officer asks to search your vehicle, politely say “No”.
  22. 22. If you are asked to exit your vehicle…
  23. 23. the officer will almost certainly ask you to perform the field sobriety test …
  24. 24. and blow into a handheld portable Breathalyzer.
  25. 25. However you are under no legal obligation to …
  26. 26. take either the field sobriety test or blow into a handheld portable Breathalyzer.
  27. 27. What is really happening is that the officer is asking you to …
  28. 28. cooperate in building a DUI case against yourself.
  29. 29. Agreeing to perform these tests will provide the officer with observations which …
  30. 30. can establish probable cause for a lawful DUI arrest.
  31. 31. Without the field sobriety test or a portable breathalyzer reading …
  32. 32. the officer may not have sufficient probable cause to arrest you.
  33. 33. Keep in mind that the officer asked you to take these tests because …
  34. 34. he is trying to maneuver you into a situation where …
  35. 35. you are legally required to take a blood, breath or urine chemical test.
  36. 36. Those chemical test are only legally required under Utah’s Implied Consent law until…
  37. 37. after you have been placed under arrest and taken into custody.
  38. 38. The field sobriety test is conducted at the scene of the traffic stop and …
  39. 39. usually starts with the officer shining his flashlight in your eyes.
  40. 40. He will be looking for jerking eye motions that are indications of intoxication.
  41. 41. Remember to politely refuse to take the field sobriety test.
  42. 42. Next, you should politely refuse to take the portable breathalyzer test.
  43. 43. This device is notoriously inaccurate.
  44. 44. Once again, There is no law that requires you to take a field sobriety test or…
  45. 45. the portable Breathalyzer test and there is no penalty for refusal.
  46. 46. St. George Utah Attorney Lawyer • DUI • Criminal Defense • Divorce • Family • Personal Injury • Auto Accidents

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