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Dallas Dwi Attorney Explains 4 Ways To Protect Your Interests During An Arrest

Many people assume that the process of fighting DWI charges begins during the trial, but this is not the case. Your actions during the arrest can affect your ability to structure an effective defense strategy. This is why it is so important to understand how to behave during an arrest to protect your interests.

Robert S Gregg, Attorney at Law is a Dallas DWI attorney with the experience to evaluate your case and structure a comprehensive defense strategy. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a number of ways to fight the charges.


Robert S. Gregg has tried more than 1,000 cases, and he has a win rate of approximately 80 percent in DUI cases. If you have questions regarding a DUI arrest, call us today at(214) 559-3444 to schedule a consultation.

In the meantime, here are four tips on how to handle the DWI arrest process:

  1. Be Polite

It is important that you do not take any anger or frustration out on the police officers involved in the arrest. While you may feel aggrieved that they have accused you of driving drunk, being rude or impolite will not help your case. The National Motorists Association recommends being courteous to police at all times.

  1. Do Not Share Too Much Information

While it is important to be polite to the officers who pull you over, you do not have an obligation to provide the police with more than your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration papers. A DUI arrest is a stressful process, and many people mistakenly share too much information with the arresting officers. This may compromise your interests, and it could be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful defense.

  1. Give Neutral Responses

One way to counter direct questions that may incriminate you is to answer with neutral responses. If an officer asks if you have been drinking, you can neutralize the situation by inquiring why he asks. You may also offer to show the officer your driver’s license.

An officer must have probable cause to pull you over in the first place, and if you respond in a manner that arouses suspicion, you may complicate the situation. You do not need to admit to drinking, and you can politely refuse to answer such questions without an attorney present.

  1. Do Not Participate in Field Sobriety Tests

In Texas, drivers do not have a legal obligation to perform field sobriety tests, and doing so may compromise your interests. In fact, these tests are often subjective, and your results may be influenced by the officer’s opinion.

You do not have to prove your innocence, and the prosecuting authority must prove that you are guilty. As such, it is best not to give the prosecutor’s case strength by potentially failing a field sobriety test.

If police have arrested you for driving under the influence, contact Dallas DWI lawyer Robert S. Gregg, Attorney at Law. Mr. Gregg can evaluate the charges and help you build a defense. To schedule a consultation, call us today at (214) 891-7536.