Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog
April 12, 2015

Know what to do if you’re getting pulled over!


Okay, so you just got pulled over for weaving, speeding, or maybe it’s 10:30 p.m. and you are just driving around downtown. The cop asks you for your license and insurance and then says, “Sir, where are you coming from tonight? “or “Ma’am, have you been drinking tonight?” What do you do? What do you say?

People always seem to believe that if they just tell the officer the truth they will be let go, or even if the officer decides to charge them they will somehow be allowed to go home. This is WRONG. Everything you say to a police officer can and will hurt you, because he is evaluating your speech, your eyes, and he is smelling in your car to see if he can detect anything.

Now, the officer asks you to step outside the vehicle. Be careful, because he is watching your every move. The officer pulls you aside and says he believes you have been drinking: “I just want to have you undergo a few tests before I let you head home.”


In plain terms, NO, don’t take the FST, BAC or Blood test. You have the right to deny all of these tests. Please remember the officer will tell you about more penalties involved for refusing. However, in court this will work to your advantage. You will be arrested. You will need to make a bond. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL US!

Remember, a DUI cannot be expunged from your record. Call M. Don Himmelberg and Associates for a free consultation and let over 30 years legal experience with DUI’s go to work for you!