Hi, I’m Jay Cohen from Blass Law.
And we’re here to talk about what to do if you get pulled over for DWI during a no-refusal weekend.
First, be polite to the officers. Everything’s recorded and it’s probably not a video you ever wanna see again. You have rights. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests.
You’re gonna be asked questions like:
- Where are you coming from?,
- Where are you going?,
- Have you had anything to drink tonight?
Don’t answer these. Exercise your right to remain silent.
Next, officers are gonna ask you to do some field sobriety tests. This is gonna involve, looking at either a finger or a pen in front of your eyes, taking nine steps down a line, coming back, standing on one leg.
This isn’t a time for a workout, this is the time to refuse those tests. Next, you’re gonna be asked to give a breath or blood sample. This isn’t an option during a no-refusal weekend. If you refuse, they’ll get a search warrant, take you to jail, stick a needle in your arm in jail.
I wouldn’t want my blood drawn in a jail. Given the option, take the breath test. Breath tests can’t test for drugs. So, if you find yourself in a situation and get arrested for DWI, call Blass Law, we can help.