Question: I caught a DUI charge over the weekend in Forsyth County, Georgia. I was driving home with my girlfriend who was visiting from Florida and I was pulled over by a deputy sheriff. The cop said I was speeding.
The Forsyth cop had an attitude and I said some things I shouldn't have said. I get pissed when a cop has an attitude. But my mouth has gotten in trouble before and I cursed and said some other pretty dumb things. I tried explaining things to the policeman like I wasn't really drunk, that my girlfriend was visiting and that I thought my rights were being violated.
It only seemed to get the officer mad and he finally arrested me for drunk driving. I did have a few drinks but I think I probably looked worse than I was.
I hope the cop wasn't recording any of this and I hope it's not on video because if it is, it'll be bad for my case. I may look like an idiot on any video.
R.I. in Cumming, GA
Answer: Unfortunately, most if not all Forsyth County deputy sheriff vehicles are equipped with cameras and most deputies are recording interactions with citizens. So there is a high likelihood that there will be both audio and video of your incident and arrest.
We always advise our clients that it is best not to say anything at all to the deputy, even if you think the deputy is being unprofessional or even rude. Simply hand your license, registration, and proof of insurance to the officer. The fact that you remained silent can't be used against you in court if your case goes to jury trial. In fact, it can't even be mentioned.
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