Many people are not aware that when you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina that the traffic stop is being video and audio recorded. It is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you by the prosecuting attorney after you have been charged with DUI.
People pulled over for suspicion of DUI should assume that they are being recorded from the time the officer activates the blue lights on the police cruiser and that the video should continue through any field sobriety tests given and may include the ride to the station if the person is arrested for DUI. Therefore any actions or statements that are made that lend creedence to the notion that the person is too impaired to drive can be used as evidence by a prosecuting attorney to show that a person was under the influence of alcohol to an extent that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was materially and appreciably impaired.
Below is an example of what a video recording of a ride to the station after an arrest for DUI is made may look like and an example of what the lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, LLC would advise against doing.
Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC is a law firm based in Mount Pleasant, SC that helps people charged with DUI and DUAC in the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, and Moncks Corner areas. If you have been arrested for DUI contact a DUI lawyer at Anderson & Schuster, LLC today to discuss what a Charleston DUI lawyer can do for you.