DUI: Frequently Asked Questions

Mr. Taylor's 20 DUI FAQs, widely reproduced on legal websites throughout the internet, present answers to the questions most often asked by citizens arrested for drunk driving.

1.

What do police officers look for when searching for drunk drivers on the highways?

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2.

If I'm stopped by a police officer and he asks me if I've been drinking, what should I say?

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3.

Do I have a right to an attorney when I'm stopped by an officer and asked to take a field sobriety test?

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4.

What symptoms and behavior is the officer looking for during the initial detention at the scene?

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5.

What should I do if I'm asked to take field sobriety tests?

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6.

Why did the officer make me follow a penlight with my eyes to the left and right (nystagmus)?

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7.

Should I agree to take a breathalyzer test? What happens if I don't?

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8.

Do I have a choice of breath or blood alcohol tests? Which should I choose?

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9.

The officer never gave me a Miranda warning: Can I get my case dismissed?

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10.

Why am I being charged with violation of TWO drunk driving laws?

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11.

The officer took my license and served me with a notice of drivers license suspension after the breath test: How can he do that if I'm presumed innocent?

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12.

Can I represent myself? What can a DUI lawyer do for me?

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13.

How can I find a qualified DUI attorney?

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14.

What will it cost to get a DUI attorney?

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15.

What are the penalties for drunk driving?

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16.

What is a penalty enhancement?

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17.

What is a "rising blood alcohol defense"?

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18.

What is "mouth alcohol"?

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19.

What defenses are there in a DUI case?

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20.

I have some questions about my DUI case. Where can I go for answers?

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