Criminal Defense Attorney, in Dublin CA, Livermore CA, Pleasanton CA, and
northern California in general, offers the following advice if stopped for
Do NOT ever say that you have had any alcoholic beverage to drink, nor
when, nor where, nor how much. Indeed,
do not talk to the police at all, other than to give your name: any statement, before or
after an arrest, will be taken down, possibly twisted, and always used against you. It
NEVER, EVER HELPS to talk to the police in such circumstances, NEVER.
They are not there to help you; they are there to put a case together
against you. There are powerful grant money and penalty assessment incentives
for government to press DUI through arrest to conviction; there is no
similar incentive for the cops to be good or helpful to you. And this is not a
Miranda-based cautionary note, because
Miranda applies only when you are in custody and then only when they are interrogating
you. The rule about not talking to the police about anything applies at
all times, before and after custody, and whether or not you are being
interrogated. Keep your mouth closed.
Be polite, but remember, Silence is Golden.
If arrested, call Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Alamo, Hayward,
Tracy Criminal DUI Attorney Ivan Morse.