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What to do if stopped after drinking in New York or New Jersey?

As DWI/DUI Attorneys, we are often asked what to do if an officer stops you after you have been drinking.

Always be courteous throughout your interaction with law enforcement. I recommend taking the following steps to maximize the chance of success in a DWI/DUI charge:

1.Do NOT admit to drinking any alcohol or visiting any drinking establishments. 

Politely decline to answer any questions. You can say, “My lawyer advised that I never answer these questions.” If you do answer, the officer will put anything you say to him in his report. This information will later be used against you in the prosecution of your case.

2.Refuse ALL Sobriety Tests. 

This includes the “Eye Test,” Walk and Turn, and One-Leg Stand.

3.Do NOT agree to take a Breath or Blood Test.

Note: The officer will read you a form telling you that your license will be suspended for refusing these tests. I do NOT recommend taking these tests as the equipment used is subject to mechanical and human error. If the test shows that you are 0.08 or higher, your license WILL be suspended, and the prosecutor will use these tests against you!

We take calls on nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure timely information on your case. This allows us to provide intake sheets while the information is fresh in your mind.

Police Departments have a special task force specializing in DWI/DUI Arrests. These officers are specially trained in DWI/DUI detection and testifying to prosecute a DWI/DUI case. Following these rights and contacting our office as soon as possible increases your chances of succeeding in any DWI/DUI charges you face by utilizing a DWI/DUI Attorney focused on defending DWI/DUI cases.

Schedule a no-cost, no-risk case consultation with the Leading New York-New Jersey DUI / DWI Law Firm, The Kugel Law Firm   

New York (212) 372-7218  New Jersey (973) 854-0098

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I chose The Kugel Law Firm based on the reviews that are so good that it was a bit suspicious. But make no mistake - they are all well-deserved. No outcome in the court system is guaranteed but Rachel will go out of her way to fight for you. She is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to this stuff and on top of that, she is super friendly and always available to talk and break things down for you. If you've found yourself in the unfortunate situation of a DWI then look no further. I can't imagine anybody better. Thanks Rachel!
Helpful, kind, and had my best interest in mind all the way through. Mrs. Kugel has been extremely generous with her time explaining each step of the process clearly and in easy to understand terms. The Kugel Law Firm delivered results exceeding my high expectations, in other words, completely dismissed.
Rachel is a fantastic lawyer and was help to help resolve my DUI with the best poasible outcome. She explained everything to me in detail to help me understand all of my options. Additionally Linda in her office was always extremely responsive and helpful and they were just a pleasure to work with! I am very happy with the outcome of my case and would reccommend Rachel's services to anyone who needs them!
This law firm turned a traumatic experience into a bearable one. Rachel and her staff were very communicative and honest about the process. That meant everything and also made us happy about our favorable outcome.
The level of knowledge, professionalism and service from Kugel Law is fantastic. Unfortunately, I've had experience with a number of firms over the years - Rachel and her team are top notch in comparison. I contacted, and spoke with Rachel, when searching and evaluating counsel for a family member. In a short period of conversation, I was comfortable, at ease and confident in their representation. They took a long view in managing a very difficult situation that ultimately resulted in a reduction of the charges that I never thought possible - a tremendous outcome from tremendous people.
I’m from California. I didn’t know who to turn too. Don’t know the laws and obviously don’t know the which roads to turn on in NYC. Thankfully I was able to get my DUI dismissed. Moral of the story, don’t drive with any alcohol in your system. Also check out Kugel Law Firm and Rachel and her amazing team if your in trouble.
I must admit I didn't think it was anyway I could have gotten around my DUI and REFUSING... I'm glad I chosen the KUGEL LAW FIRM.. (RACHEL)knock it out the park all charges dismissed and 4 other miscellaneous tickets as well. She's who you need worth ever Dollar and more...
I never been in a situation where it required a lawyer. So happy I went to the Kugel law firm. Rachel was supportive, honest, and cared more beyond just a check she was receiving from me. She checked up on me without me having to go serve for her. She always explained each outcome and possibilities and made me feel supportive during a horrific situation. Defiantly recommend to have you back and represent you in a case.
At a time when my options were limited to non-existent, I contacted Kugel Law firm. That’s when I met Rachel. I never needed a lawyer before and was unsure of where to start. Rachel and Linda were kind, empathetic, calm and always a phone call away. Thanks to her, my case received the best possible solution. My case was closed, fully dismissed. OVER! I highly recommend her, if you need help. Rachel is the one!

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