New Jersey DUI Attorney Discusses Whether or Not You Should You Be Honest with the Police
As an experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney I regularly get asked by people if they should be honest with the police when they’ve gotten pulled over. If you’re a college student here in New Jersey at Seton Hall University and you get pulled over by a police officer, the officer will more than likely ask you several questions. The reason they’re asking you questions is to try to see how you answer them in the sense of whether or not you’re disoriented, whether or not they can pick up an odor of alcohol, or whether or not they think you might be under the influence of marijuana or some other substance.
While it’s a good idea to be honest with the police officer, and I would never suggest that anyone not tell a police officer the truth, what you have to understand is that any information you provide to the police officer the officer will write down and memorialize that in a police report. If you are ever processed for an arrest for DWI or careless driving or reckless driving, those words will come back to be used against you in a court of law. I would be very measured in the way I answered those questions without lying to the police officer because that can also be detrimental.
Are you a college student wondering if you should be honest with police? If so, contact the experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney Carl Spector.