How to Respond to Police Questioning
Ask to Talk to a Lawyer1. Tell the person who has arrested you that you want to talk to your lawyer. Repeat this request to every officer who speaks to you.
What to Do Next2. Identify yourself, if asked. If the Incident relates to a motor vehicle, produce your license, registration, and insurance card, if asked.
Give No More3. Give no other information. Answer no other questions. Sign nothing. If you are asked any other questions, reply politely, "I would rather not discuss it."
Make a Call4. Call your lawyer at your first opportunity.
Note: If you are arrested for DWI in New Jersey, you must give breath samples before you have the right to call your lawyer. Breath tests are the only tests required. If you are asked to perform any other tests, such as walking heal to toe, closing your eyes and moving your finger to your nose, reciting the alphabet, or any other tests know as "field sobriety tests", you are not required to do any of them and you should politely say, "I would rather not:'