Hassled by the Cops in Loudon, NH? Call New Hampshire DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens- He’ll Know What to Do! 603.893.0074 (24/7)
September 22, 2013 2 Comments
Busted for DWI at the NH Motor Speedway? Call NH Defense Attorney Mark Stevens and Lawyer Up! 1-603-893-0074 24/7 New Hampshire DWI laws and New Hampshire criminal laws in action. Be prepared to assert your Miranda rights and call Attorney Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074. Once the questions about drinking start, you are probably about to get arrested. Free initial consultation and case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you.
Here are a few tips and precautionary methods to help avoid any unwanted contacts with the cops:
1. Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid
An important reminder if you are driving this weekend is to make sure that your car has a valid inspection sticker, as well as a valid registration. When you drive into a roadblock, or even drive by the police this weekend without a valid inspection sticker you can count on being stopped and hassled. The police will take any chance they can get to pull you over for any reason! Like all other motor vehicle codes, the police often co-opt this to see if you have been drinking or have drugs in your car. The penalty for a violation of this section of the motor vehicle code is $60, but the real penalty is when the police smell alcohol or suspect that you have been drinking after stopping you for the lack of an inspection sticker. Many drivers who are initially stopped for this minor violation end up charged with DWI, DUI or OUI. AVOID one potential for this by making sure your inspection stickers are up to date.
2. Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work
Everyone driving at night should check their brake lights, plate lights, and other lighting, as well as their inspection stickers and license plates, to avoid some unwanted interaction with police. Avoid giving the police some of these chances to legally stop you by making sure that all your lights are functioning, your registration and inspection stickers are up to date, and your license is valid.
3. Don’t Tell the Cops You Take Prescription Meds
So what happens when the police think you’re intoxicated but they can’t smell alcohol? They will usually ask you if you take any medications. If a cop suspects you of intoxication and asks you if you take medications, you are at high risk to get arrested. If you answer “yes” and describe what you take, even if it’s prescribed to you, it increases your risk of arrest.
There is no better time to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer than when a cop asks you if you are taking prescription drugs. Most innocent people believe that if they explain to the police that they are taking medications exactly as their doctor prescribed them they will steer clear of the DWI net the police are trying to catch them in. Wrong. Be careful how you answer any question posed by the police when you are stopped.
Choose your actions wisely! Be polite; don’t be a jerk, even if the officer is completely off-base for arresting you in the first place. Don’t cry, bash your head against the cruiser window, tell the cop you want to die, don’t call the cops names or tell him he’s stupid, or anything else of that nature. Don’t tell him you know important people, that you know a lawyer, or that he is going to be sorry for arresting you. He’s not.
In this video Salem, NH criminal defense lawyer Mark Stevens explains why you don’t have to talk to the cops. If the police question you regarding involvement in any type of crime, you aren’t required to answer. Remain silent and remember to call your lawyer before you speak to the cops. You can focus on your defense by remaining silent. Watch this video for more:
Call Attorney Mark Stevens if you’ve been accused or charged with DWI, driving after suspension, “reckless driving”, “aggravated DWI”, or any other criminal charges, 24/7 at 1-603-893-0074. The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represent people accused of violating New Hampshire DWI laws and other crimes. Call right now for a free initial consultation and case evaluations at (603)-893-0074 or visit us online at byebyedwi.com for more information!
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, OUI, BWI, or other criminal or motor vehicle charges, call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for a free initial consultation and evaluation for your New Hampshire DWI at 1-603-893-0074 or toll-free in NH at 1-800-DWI-LAWS. We look forward to speaking with you.
Have a great weekend and please drive safely,
Attorney Mark StevensLaw Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway Salem, NH