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DUI Physical and Behavior Signs that Cops are Looking For

Every time a law enforcement officer pulls a driver over they will be closely watching that individual for any physical or behavior signs that may indicate DUI (driving under the influence) of alcohol and/or drugs.  Police officers are trained to look for these specific DUI physical and behavioral signs and will note these observed signs in their police report.

Here are the DUI physical and behavioral signs law enforcement officers look for prior to a DUI arrest:

  • Odor of alcohol and/or drugs coming from the vehicle.
  • Odor of alcohol and/or drugs coming from the driver’s breath.
  • Alcohol container or drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
  • A flushed or red face.
  • Eyes that are watery, bloodshot, and/or glassy.
  • A messy appearance, soiled clothes, and/or messy hair.
  • Muffled or slurred speech.
  • Inability to understand the officer’s questions.
  • Inability to answer the officer’s questions.
  • An inappropriate attitude with the officer (aggressiveness, irritability, sobbing, and/or crying)
  • Difficulty retrieving their wallet, driver’s license, and/or car insurance.
  • Difficulty getting out of their vehicle.
  • Lack of balance and coordination.
  • Swaying while standing still.
  • Using their vehicle for support.
  • Inability to follow directions.
  • No knowledge of time, day, or current location.

If the officer observes some of these DUI physical and behavioral signs they will likely ask the driver to perform DUI field sobriety tests and to blow into the portable breathalyzer.  Both tests are voluntary, meaning the driver can choose to take the test or choose not to take the tests.  The attorneys at David O Defense always recommend REFUSING to take the DUI field sobriety tests or the portable breath test.  Learn more about refusing to take the field sobriety tests by reading our previous blog, “Will I Get in Trouble if I Refuse to Take the DUI Field Sobriety Tests?

If pulled over by a law enforcement officer and they suspect you are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, ask to speak with your attorney immediately.  Give the attorneys at David O Defense a call, 206-459-6392.

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7 Things You Need to Know about the Law Firm of David O Defense

1. The law firm of David O Defense is exclusively dedicated to DUI and criminal defense.

business manBy focusing on only DUI and criminal defense, the lawyers of David O Defense are able to continue to strengthen their knowledge on DUI and criminal defense law, they are aware of any new DUI or criminal law changes, and they personally get to know the prosecutors and judges that handle these types of cases, all of which contributes to better case resolutions.

2. The law firm of David O Defense is comprised of 3 powerhouse DUI and criminal defense attorneys.

1)  David O, senior attorney and owner of David O Defense, 2) Christopher Choe, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney, and 3) Anastasia Kidniz, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney. (Click on the attorneys names to learn more)

3. David O has been practicing DUI and criminal defense for over 12 years.

Attorney David O has dedicated his law firm and legal career to DUI and criminal defense because he loves helping people through tough times. He wants to get the right result for each client no matter how long it takes. He and his associate attorneys understand that providing excellent service requires; hard work, an attention to detail, and preparation.

4. Communication is a priority.

The lawyers of David O Defense make themselves readily available to their clients and are easily contacted by phone, text, and/or email.  They can be contacted day, night, and weekends.  If a client leaves a message they can expect their attorney will reply promptly.

5. The law firm of David O Defense is willing to take a case to trial if necessary.

fighting business manSome attorneys avoid going to trial at all costs because it means more work, time, and energy.  But the attorneys at David O Defense have no fear in taking a case to trial if it’s in the client’s best interests.  The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at David O Defense work hard and fight hard for each and every client!

6. Legal fees are reasonable flat fees, no hidden costs ever.

Here at David O Defense we are upfront about the cost of representation.  During a free legal consultation a client will be quoted a flat legal fee before any work begins.  No hidden costs or unexpected charges will ever be added to a client’s legal fee.

7. You won’t regret hiring David O Defense to represent your case.

The attorneys at David O Defense are not only knowledgeable about DUI and criminal defense but they are also caring and compassionate.  They work extremely hard to achieve the best case resolution possible for each and every client.  Take a moment and read a few of our Client Reviews to see what past clients have said about David O Defense.

Vanessa Stiviano Is Dealing With A Lot, Including A DUI

Vanessa Stiviano is dealing with a lot right now, including a court appearance today to prove she completed her community service for her 2012 DUI charge.

You may recognize the name Vanessa Stiviano or V. Stiviano if you watch Sports Center or read gossip magazines.  Stiviano is 31 years-old and her face is currently plastered everywhere for being the mistress to 80 year-old Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers.  The same guy that shocked the world by making racist remarks to Stiviano for associating with black people.  Allegedly, Sterling told Stiviano she can do whatever she wants in private, including having sex with black men, but should not post photos of them on the internet or bring them to Clipper’s games.  Vanessa Stiviano is a mix of black and latina, but Sterling said he could overlook her ethnicity because she appears more like a “delicate white or delicate Latina girl.”

V. Stiviano’s DUI arrest occurred last year on September 22, in Los Angeles while she was driving a red Ferrari that Sterling gifted her.  The same red Ferrari that is now involved in the lawsuit that wife Shelly Sterling has filed against her unfaithful husband, claiming she is owed half the value of all gifts given to V. Stiviano, which include the Ferrari, a Range Rover, two Bentleys, and the return of a 1.8 million dollar duplex.

Today in court, Vanessa Stiviano reportedly proved she completed the 130 hours of community service, paid her fines, and completed all programs that were court ordered during the resolution of her DUI.

 

Written by Sarah Ann

 

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