Q: What types of steps are police officers allowed to take to confirm someone has been driving under the influence?
A: Not really sure what you are looking for with an answer from this question. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to hire an attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that attorney can start working on your case. There are time sensitive matters when dealing with a DUI and the longer you wait the harder it gets for an attorney to handle your case.
A: Please be more specific so we can try to provide the information you need. Of course, police will take a variety of steps to gather evidence of DUI including field sobriety tests and a breath test.
A: Once an officer suspects you are drinking they will typically question you about drinking , try to get you to perform the field sobriety tests and take a portable breath You are not legally obligated to take these tests and can refuse. But every situation is different and there are no hard rules for each case. For example if you only had 1-2 beers awhile ago, then you should take the breath test. If you feel a little buzzed or intoxicated I suggest refusing.
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