Brian Glover focuses on defending moving traffic violations, which can be as serious as a felony depending on the allegation. Criminal and traffic offenses often include harsh penalties. A Virginia conviction is permanent and could affect your future.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Virginia is a serious offense. The DUI law can be complex. The consequences of a conviction can be harsh and life-changing. Brian understands this and also knows a DUI arrest is embarrassing and devastating. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a non-judgmental advocate. Don’t wait – call The Law Offices of Brian Glover now at 804.526.2101.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE STOPPED BY THE POLICE
Think carefully about your words, movement, body language, and emotions.
Don’t get into an argument with the police.
Remember, anything you say or do can be used against you.
Keep your hands where the police can see them.
Don’t run. Don’t touch any police officer.
Don’t resist even if you believe you are innocent.
Don’t complain on the scene or tell the police they’re wrong or that you’re going to file a complaint.
Do not make any statements regarding the incident. Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest.
Remember officers’ badge and patrol car numbers.
Write down everything you remember ASAP.
Try to find witnesses and their names and phone numbers.
IF YOU’RE STOPPED IN YOUR CAR
Upon request, show them your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. In certain cases, your car can be searched without a warrant as long as the police have probable cause. To protect yourself later, you should make it clear that you do not consent to a search. It is not lawful for police to arrest you simply for refusing to consent to a search.
If you’re given a ticket, you should sign it; otherwise you can be arrested. You can always fight the case in court later.
If you’re suspected of drunk driving (DWI) and refuse to take a blood, urine or breath test, your driver’s license may be suspended.
We all recognize the need for effective law enforcement, but we should also understand our own rights and responsibilities-especially in our relationships with the police. Everyone, including minors, has the right to courteous and respectful police treatment.
If your rights are violated, don’t try to deal with the situation at the scene. You can discuss the matter with an attorney afterwards, or file a complaint with the Internal Affairs or Civilian Complaint Board.