Exercising Your Right to Remain Silent When Pulled Over for Arizona DUI
“You have the right to remain silent” is a popular and well-known phrase. However, many people are unsure of what it really means and when to use it. Using your Miranda rights can help you if you are ever stopped for an Arizona DUI.
What information you should provide the police officer
In the event that you are stopped by a police officer, you should provide any information that he or she requests concerning your identification. This includes:
- License information
- Insurance information
Do not answer any questions that might incriminate you
Whether or not the officer has read you your Miranda rights, it is critical that you retain your right to remain silent and avoid answering any questions that might incriminate you. The officer may try to convince you to answer incriminating questions such as:
- Do you know why I pulled you over?
- How much have you had to drink?
- Where are you coming from?
Politely let the officer know that you are going to hold off on answering his or her questions until you speak with an attorney.
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