You may have had this discussion with your friends. Inevitably, someone at the table (or bar) will state that you should always refuse a breathalyzer test. After all, there is some question whether they are accurate or not. Also, shouldn't you refuse to do anything until you've contacted your lawyer? These are good, logical points, but they really do not apply. In most instances, you should say yes to the breathalyzer, even if you do not trust them.
If you aren't married with kids, then it is likely that you are living with at least one roommate. What many people don't realize is that they can be held liable for certain crimes that their roommates commit. It ultimately boils down to your actual involvement and level of knowledge in regards to your roommate's unlawful dealings. In some cases, you could potentially face criminal charges related to your roomie's actions.
There are few things more frightening than being in trouble with the law. You may lose sleep at night wondering if you will have to spend a considerable time in jail or not. However, it is very important to stay calm so that you do not do something to damage your case. Here are five common mistakes people make when arrested:
Even if you are completely innocent, you should never resist arrest from a police officer.
If you've been charged with a DUI, it's normal to hope for a miracle that will make the whole problem go away. You made a mistake and learned from it. Now, you're probably scared half to death of the long-term consequences. Many people hope that a technicality will help them get the charges dismissed. It might -- but you should understand what kinds of technicalities can do that and what kinds can't.