When you are pulled over for any traffic offense, the experience can be nerve-wracking. That is why so many people panic, and may even exaggerate any signs of intoxication in their attempt to hide that they have been consuming alcohol. One of the most helpful tips for individuals who are driving is to keep their license and registration in an easily accessible location. This way, whether or not the driver is intoxicate he or she does not appear disoriented when looking for this documentation.
In some circumstances, individuals will get pulled over, and will then panic when looking for a driver's license. As the individual fumbles through her purse or searches the glove box, a police officer may begin to interpret these signs of disorganization as disorientation from alcohol. As a result, a police officer may ask you to comply to a breath test. Even if you are not over the legal limit, you may still be arrested for possible driving will intoxicated.
Keep your license and registration in a center console, on the dashboard, or in a specified location where the items will be easy to come by. Also, have your insurance card accessible and make sure that you have any other information that you may be asked for in the event of a traffic stop. Where you place your driver's license could be a significant factor in the way that your traffic stop is handled, Never throw your license and registration on the floor of the car or in a large purse, as this could take a long time to locate.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, then you need to talk to a Lynwood DUI attorney at the Dichter Law Offices for more information. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to prove that you don't deserve a sentence or that you were misrepresented and were not intoxicated at the time of your arrest. The police can make mistakes, so don't settle for a false arrest when you may be able to prove your innocence or at least receive a reduced sentence.