Don’t Admit to Crimes and Don’t Lie | DUI/DWI Attorney | Alamance County NC

Don’t Admit to Crimes and Don’t Lie

The only information that you have to provide to the officer upon the stop is your name, your license and registration. The entire conversation that the officer has can be used against you if you are charged with a DUI in North Carolina. Neither the 5th or 6th Amendment rights against self-incrimination apply at this point. As a result, any information you provide to the police can be used against you in court.

While it is never a good idea to admit to committing crimes to a police officer, it’s an even worse idea to lie to the officers. If you feel that answering truthfully will assist the state in gathering evidence against you, the best thing for you to do is to inform the officer that you have been told that it’s best not to answer any questions. Do so in the most polite manner possible.