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Know your rights when you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI

South Carolina law takes a harsh stance against drunk driving. Most people can understand the need for these laws. If you end up having to drive after you have been drinking, there is chance that you will be pulled over by a law enforcement officer. This might occur because the law enforcement officer observes you driving in a manner that is consistent with drunk driving.

We know that being pulled over for any reason is an unnerving experience. When you know that you have had a couple of beers or other alcoholic beverages, the situation seems much worse. If you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, you should know a couple of basic points.

First, you have the right to refuse to take a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration percentage. That isn't to say that you can do so without penalties. You will face administrative penalties because of the implied consent laws in the state.

Second, you should remember to invoke your Miranda rights if you want the right to speak to an attorney before speaking with police officers. If you speak to police, it is possible that they will note that you implied that you were waiving your Miranda rights.

We know that you might be worried when you get pulled over. The anxiety of the situation might make you forget what you are supposed to do. No matter what happened during the traffic stop and arrest, we can help you to determine how to prepare and present your defense against the drunk driving charges.

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