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DWI Traffic Stop Questions and How to Respond to an Officer

On Behalf of | Nov 3, 2021 | DWI |

During a routine stop, the officer may legally:

1) ask the driver to get of the of vehicle (must comply)

2) ask the driver information about licenses, vehicle ownership, registration, and insurance (you must comply)

3) ask the driver about weapons (you must comply)

You can refuse to provide the following information respectfully:

4) Q. Where are you coming from? A. Respectfully, Sir/Ma’am you don’t need that information

5) Q. Where are you headed? A. Respectfully, Sir/Ma’am you don’t need that information

6) Q. How much have you had to drink? A. Respectfully, I’d like to talk to my lawyer

7) Q. When did you last eat? A. Respectfully, Sir/Ma’am you don’t need that information

8) Q. How much time has passed since your last meal/drink? A. Respectfully, Sir/Ma’am you don’t need that information

9) Q. Is there anything in the vehicle that you shouldn’t have? A. Respectfully, I’d like to talk to my lawyer

10) Q. Let me “check her eyes to see if you are OK to drive”? A. Respectfully, I’m declining all field tests.

11) Q. Let me have you perform some Standardized Field Sobriety Tests? A. Respectfully, I’m declining all field tests.