SHOULD YOU CONSENT TO THE TEST
The first thing the police officer will do after pulling you over is ask you to undergo a breathalyzer test. You can absolutely refuse the test, but must understand that by doing so, the officer may mention your refusal during court proceedings, giving the impression that you were conscious of your impaired driving ability.
It is important to note that refusal to take the breathalyzer test for sobriety results will result in an automatic revocation of your driver’s license.
Keep these things in mind when you are pulled over:
- Say as little as possible and be cooperative and polite to the officer.
- Any evidence you volunteer can be used against you, so avoid giving away any information that the officer has no way of knowing otherwise.
- Hand over your license and other papers requested by the officer calmly.
- Avoid any answers that may indicate that you have consumed any alcoholic beverages, and remember that until you have been read your rights and are arrested, you do not need to give a response to any question or request that you are asked.
GETTING HELP FROM THE EXPERTS
Talking to an expert Colorado Springs DUI attorney such as Kris Miller as soon as you are booked for DUI is of the upmost importance in protecting your rights. Our experienced DUI lawyers are well versed in DUI laws specific to Colorado Springs, as well as the tests that are used to determine BAC levels. Backed by this experience, we can mount an effective defense, neutralizing the state’s evidence and challenging the sobriety test results wherever possible. Contact us now to know more about how we can help you before or after you have been accused of DUI in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
For more information on Colorado DUI LAWS, including all fines and penalties, please visit: http://dui.drivinglaws.org/colorado.php