When motorists are pulled over by the police, they may not realize that some of the things they say or do can get them in a great deal of trouble. This not only applies to legal matters, such as an admission of guilt, but other factors they may not have considered. Here in New York, law enforcement considers driving while intoxicated to be a very serious offense. Those who are charged with DWI might make matters worse through some of their actions.
Some of the more well-known errors are still good to keep in mind. To go back to the admission of guilt, a person does not have to admit that he or she is intoxicated or answer questions. That, however, means staying silent and not speaking curtly or disrespectfully or not making jokes to officers, which are also mistakes. Having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle may compel officers to test a driver's blood alcohol level.