Category: DUI Law

What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?

People often ask, “what are my rights if I get stopped by the police?”

Provide Driver License, Car Registration, Proof of Insurance:

First of all, the officer will likely ask to see your car registration, your driver license and proof of insurance. By law, you are obligated to provide those items to the officer.

But other than that, you don’t have any obligations to answer the officer’s questions or to do anything else for that matter. Continue reading “What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?”

What is a DUI Conviction?

A DUI conviction means that you’ve been found guilty of either (1) driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or you’ve been found guilty of driving with a .08% or more blood alcohol concentration.

To be convicted, you either plead guilty at the Arraignment stage of the case, or you plead guilty during the pre-trial stage of the case, or a jury found you guilty after a Trial, meaning that the jurors determined that the government had proved their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.  Continue reading “What is a DUI Conviction?”