Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday season has arrived. The night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest bar nights of the year & marks the beginning of the holiday party season. Law enforcement knows that drunk driving increases around the holidays, which means that more police vehicles are patrolling the roads on the lookout for suspected drunk and unsafe drivers.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! If you get pulled over for drunk driving, you have the right to remain silent. Too often, the police obtain the best evidence against you from, unfortunately, YOU! While you are obligated to give the officer your license, registration, and insurance, YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT A POLICE OFFICER ASKS YOU, especially the classic “how much have you had to drink?” YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SAY “I WANT A LAWYER” OR “I’M NOT ANSWERING ANYTHING WITHOUT TALKING TO A LAWYER.”
Drunk driving is perhaps the most common criminal offense but the consequences can be severe. If you do not know your rights it is easy to get taken advantage of by police officers and worsen your situation. If you have been arrested or charged with drunk driving, CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF SAMUEL LASSER at 415.373.4000 to seek immediate legal assistance.