Let Us Protect Your Rights

Here is what to do if your are contacted by law enforcement:

In public: "I would like to go on my way. If I am free to leave, I request to do so."

If you are told that you have the right to an attorney before questioning: "I do not wish to appear uncooperative but I refuse to answer any questions without my attorney present. My lawyer may be reached at (707) 775-9459."

If you are asked for consent to search: "I do not consent to any searches of my person, property or vehicle."

If you are asked for entrance into your home: "You do not have permission to come into my home."

If you are over 21 and are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs: "I will not take any field sobriety tests and I will not take the PAS test (the preliminary alcohol screening test)."

If you are under 21 and are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs: "I will not take any field sobriety tests." You are not permitted to refuse the PAS test.

If you arrested for DUI: The officer must give you the option to take either a breath or blood test. A urine test may be among the test choices if the officer suspects that you are under the influence of a controlled substance. You must submit to one of these tests: you do not have the right to an attorney when making this choice or at any time before or during the test.