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Facts Checklist Following a DUI Arrest

Posted by Blackie Burak | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The following checklist of important facts can prepare you for answering questions that you're likely to be asked upon initially consulting a Walnut Creek DUI attorney. The attorney will use this information to begin preparing a defense on your behalf.

Your DUI Arrest

  • Did an officer search your car? Did he or she find anything?
  • At what point were you informed that you were under arrest?
  • Was a photo, videotape or audiotape made of your stop?
  • Were you placed in handcuffs?
  • Did the officer read you your Miranda rights?
  • Did you ask for a Walnut Creek DUI attorney?
  • Did you stay silent or waive your rights?

Your Health at the Time of Your Arrest

  • How much sleep had you had over the prior two days?
  • Had you been taking medicine recently?
  • Were you dieting around that time?
  • Do you suffer from inner-ear or balance issues?
  • Do you have COPD, GERD or frequent heartburn?
  • Do you suffer from any physical disabilities?
  • Do you suffer from any mental health problems?
  • Have you ever experienced a head injury?
  • Do you have a blood disease, a liver disease or diabetes?

Your Breath Test

  • How many breath samples did you give?
  • Was your breathing interrupted by the operator at any time?
  • Were you given a breath test on more than one machine?
  • Did you regurgitate or burp while being observed?
  • Were you required to hold your breath at all prior to blowing?
  • Did you struggle to provide a sample?

Additional Questions

  • Did you post bond?
  • How many officers were involved in the process?
  • Can you provide any of the officers' names?
  • Do you have a prior criminal history?

By being prepared to provide this information to a Walnut Creek DUI lawyer, you will be ahead of the game. Don't go without legal representation following a DUI arrest. It's crucial to retain an experienced Walnut Creek DUI attorney. Call Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI or (925) 933-4500 now.

About the Author

Blackie Burak

Attorney Blackie Burak has nearly 40 years of successful criminal defense experience. He effectively uses this experience to mount an aggressive defense against even the most complex DUI / DWI charges. His keen focus on this area is based on his cutting-edge knowledge, skills and courtroom techni...


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