DUI arrests and DUI convictions can have serious consequences, both immediate and in the future. When people speak with me, they are most often looking for advice on how to avoid a DUI arrest or how to avoid a DUI arrest turning into a DUI conviction. 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction by William C. Head, Esq. and Reese I. Joye, Jr., Esq. is a great resource to both questions and will be featured in a 10 part blog series here on the FL DUI Group Blog. The third part features ways 21-30 to avoid an Orlando DUI conviction.
21. In some states, if the prosecutor mentions the defendant’s failure to submit to the state’s test, such introduction of evidence is improper in a jury trial.
22. Most states do not permit forcible retrieval of a blood sample from a suspected DUI driver unless death or serious injury to another person has resulted from a DUI related accident. Therefore, results obtained in such cases will be void.
23. Use a designated driver for your group in order to eliminate the possibility of the least drunk driver trying to take everyone home.
24. Change the brand or type of alcoholic beverage to lessen the quantity of alcohol being consumed. For example, use a “low alcohol” brand beer versus regular beer, or alternate with a “non-alcoholic” beer every other hour.
25. Use public transportation to take you and your group to and from your destination, thereby allowing everyone to imbibe.
26. Put together a “kit” of items to assist you to avoid incriminating yourself and in order to be prepared in the event you are stopped by the police.
27. Use the “Driver’s Rights” cards located in Appendix K (or similar cards provided by your attorney) which “speak for you” in asserting your rights in the event of a confrontation with police.
28. Before going out for the evening, always prepare your vehicle by removing any and all incriminating items and any valuables.
29. Eat heartily before starting to drink and include high carbohydrate foods to help absorb alcohol that you will be drinking later that night.
30. Avoid driving after drinking if you have a fever or an elevated “body core” temperature.
Excerpted from the book, 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction by William C. Head, Esq. and Reese I. Joye, Jr., Esq.
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