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Know Your DUI Rights!

Know Your DUI Rights!


When questioned by law enforcement in Washington State about DUI make sure to exercise your rights.

1.  Exercise your right to an attorney, either a private DUI attorney or a public defender.

2.  Exercise your right to remain silent during the DUI questioning.

3.  Do not consent to detention or search of any type of personal belongings, home, or vehicle.

4.  Refuse to perform the DUI field sobriety tests.

5.  Refuse to take the DUI portable breath test.

6.  Do cooperate at the police station and take the DUI breath test or blood test, unless advised not to do so by your DUI attorney.


Published by Washington State defense attorney David O


DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI Quick Tips – Bellevue

DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI Quick Tips – Bellevue

DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI Quick Tips – Seattle DUI and Defense Lawyer

Quick tips when pulled over in Bellevue by a police officer for DUI / drunk driving / DWI…

  1. Be respectful to the officer.
  2. Don’t make any incriminating statements.  For example, “I feel wasted!” or “I’m so drunk!”
  3. Refuse to take the DUI field sobriety tests.  They are voluntary.
  4. Do not take the portable breath test, this test is also voluntary.
  5. If you are arrested ask to speak to David O, top rated Seattle DUI and criminal defense attorney. If you haven’t already, be sure to program my phone number (206) 459-6392 into your cell, I will take your call 24/7.

Mark Ditka’s Second DUI

Mark Ditka’s Second DUI

Just reported on ABC Action News, Mark Ditka, son of the former Chicago Bears Football Coach Mike Ditka, has been charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance.  Mark, 49 years old, was pulled over by police early Sunday morning just blocks away from his residential house in Deerfield, Illinois.  CBS Chicago reported police arrested Mark and cited him for not only DUI and possession of a controlled substance (an unmarked bottle of hydrocodone pills found in the car), but also for operating an uninsured vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and illegal lane change.  A buffet of legal charges.  OUCH, not a good way to start a Sunday morning!   This was Mark’s second DUI in 2012.  His first DUI occurred in May of 2012.  If Mark was in Washington State and charged with a second DUI  he would be facing a minimum of 45 days in jail, 90 days house arrest, and loosing his drivers license for 3 long years.


Written by S.O