1. Right to Remain Silent
During the arrest you have an absolute right to remain silent. The police can ask you how much you had to drink, but you don’t have to answer. You have the absolute right to remain silent.
2. Right to refuse Field Sobriety Tests
When you are pulled over for a DUI, you have an absolute right to refuse field sobriety test. You don’t have to take the 9 step walk in turn, Horizontal Gaze test, or one legged stand. In fact, you are not required to take any tests.
3. Right to refuse any Breathalyzer
The police may ask you to take a Portable Breathalyzer on the side of the road or take a breathalyzer at the police station. If you choose to refuse to take the breathalyzer, the police can’t mention your refusal in the court of law.
4. Right to a Doctor
If you are charged with a DUI in MA, you have a right to see a doctor if you make the request to the police.
5. Right to a Telephone Call
If you are charged with a DUI in MA, you have the right to make a telephone call. The purpose of the telephone call is to allow you to communicate with friends and family to arrange bail and getting a lawyer.
6. Right to Comparison Blood Test
After you are arrested for a DUI you have a right to take a comparison blood test at your own expense, within a reasonable period of time.
7. Right to a lawyer
If the police are interrogating you about your DUI case, you have the right to a lawyer. It is important that you exercise this right before you incriminate yourself.