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Written by attorney Charles Patrick Greenwood

What to do after you are stopped by the police and have been drinking

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If you do not admit to drinking and do not agree to do roadsides all the cop will have is you smelling like alcohol when they initially contacted you. This is not sufficient probable cause to ask you to do a chemical test, so they will have to let you go on your way. Congratulations, you have just survived an encounter with the police that could have resulted in your freedom and several thousand dollars being taken from you.

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