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CA 92660
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900 G St
Modesto, CA 95354
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Your Rights

First and foremost, you should NOT drink and drive. However, if you are pulled over on the suspicion of drinking and driving, you should know your rights. If you can remember these, you could save yourself from being convicted for a DUI.

You have the right to remain silent. Lets be clear here, you should NOT be disrespectful to the officer, however you are absolutely under no obligation to answer the following questions: “How much have you had to drink tonight?” or “Are you feeling any effects from the alcohol?” and “What was the last time you drank any alcohol?”, or "Were you driving?".

You have the right to refuse blowing into a preliminary breath device. This is a different field sobriety test that you have the right to refuse. You cannot refuse the test if you are under 21 years of age, or currently under DUI probation.

You should have a wallet/purse that contains the three following items. A valid drivers license, valid car registration, and valid proof of insurance. These should all be in ONE localized location that you can hand the officer upon request.

You have the right to demand a blood test over a breath test. The police officer may want to talk you into the breath test; however it is usually in your best interest to stick to a blood test.