Question: What should I say if an Alabama officer asks if I have been drinking?
Answer: When stopped by a police officer for an alleged DUI, like any traffic violation or roadside interaction with a police officer, a citizen only has to do two things as required by law. Number one is to identify themselves, which they can do simply by handing the license to a police officer. Number two would be to exit their vehicle if ordered to do so by the police. Therefore, on the roadside you have no obligation to answer any questions asked of you as to whether or not you’ve been drinking. If you do answer this question, assuredly it will be used against you in court. So, my advice would be not to answer any questions if you feel you’re under investigation for a DUI on the roadside.
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