AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR OUI ARE THE POLICE STILL WATCHING YOU TO GATHER EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT A CONVICTION?
If you are arrested for operating under the influence, the police are watching you as they place you in and remove you from the cruiser, and as they begin the booking process. They are making observations in order to gather more evidence to support a conviction for operating under the influence, according to dui attorney Shane W. Surrette of Worcester, MA.
The police are looking to gather evidence because their opinion of operating under the influence is just an opinion. Consider for example, the officer who testifies that the citizen is staggering and highly intoxicated, yet is able to enter and exit the cruiser without difficulty, and is further able to appropriately answer routing booking questions.
These observations could completely undercut an officer’s opinion of operating under the influence. The converse is also true if the police claim the person had difficulty getting in and out of the cruiser, as well as an inability in answering booking questions.
What is important to remember in such a situation if you are arrested for operating under the influence is not to panic, to be respectful of the police, and to try to answer all booking questions to the best of your ability. Once you do this, your next decision should be to hire a Worcester OUI attorney with experience in dealing with and questioning the police.
To find out more information, contact DUI Attorney Surrette below: