Top 3 Common Mistakes People Make in OUI Cases
#1 Biggest Mistake: Taking the field sobriety test.
If you are pulled over for OUI or DUI do not take the field sobriety test or the breathalyzer test.
You are not under any legal obligation to take either of these tests. Both of these tests usually provide the prosecutor with a wealth of evidence to use against you.
It is important for you to know that the jury who hears your case cannot consider and cannot even be told that you refused the tests.
You are refusing to take both tests cannot and will not be held against you.
#2 Mistake: Trying to talk your way out of it.
The more you talk, the more evidence you are providing to the police. Whether it is the police noting how you speak, with slurred or incoherent speech; or whether you just ramble; or whether you tell them just how much you drank, speaking will only give the police more evidence against you. It will almost never help.
#3 Mistake: Posting on social media.
Do not post any details or photos about the arrest, the case or the day in question on any social media channels. Police and prosecutors do check these social media sites to find usable evidence. As a general rule, posting anything on social media while you have a pending criminal case is a bad idea.