Female rapper Kat Dahlia is a perfect example of what “not to do” during a police DUI investigation and arrest. Do not let your emotions flare, do not curse at law enforcement, and do not resist arrest. All these actions will be noted in the arresting officers police report an will make the DUI charge much tougher for the criminal defense attorney to negotiate and/or defend.
Early Tuesday morning, Kat Dahlia was pulled over by Miami police for speeding. Allegedly officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from her car and asked Kat to step outside her vehicle. According to police reports, Kat’s emotions got the best of her and she became belligerent. With heavily slurred speech, Kat began to swear at the officers and refused to take the DUI field sobriety tests (good girl for not taking the DUI field sobriety tests, remember the DUI field sobriety test are voluntary and should be refused).
Police began to arrest the singer for DUI, however, when police tried to cuff Dahlia, she refused to place her hands behind her back. Allegedly police had to force Kat’s hands together behind her back to properly cuffed her. Kat Dahlia was hauled into the local police office and charged with misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest.
The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at David O Defense advise individuals to be respectful to law enforcement during a DUI investigation. When respectful to officers, individuals will be less likely to accrue additional legal charges such as resisting arrest. Additionally, when being questioned by police for a possible DUI, David O Defense lawyers recommend not talking to the officers, an individual should ask politely to speak to their criminal defense attorney. If an individual does not talk during a DUI investigation they will be less likely to say something that would incriminate themselves, such as; “I only had 2 beers.”
Make sure to program the telephone number of David O Defense into your cellphone in case you are being investigated for a DUI, 206-459-6392.
Written by S.O