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Your Right to Silence in an OVI / DUI

the Constitution does not require that you prove your innocence to any law enforcement official

Invoke your Fifth Amendment Right to Silence

At the first indication that anyone is alleged to have committed an OVI DUI crime, even prior to being charged, it is imperative that the accused secure legal counsel. 

The early involvement of an experienced OVI DUI Expert Defense Lawyer assures that all of the accused’s constitutional rights are protected. 

Police officials are trained in interrogation techniques that begin prior to an individual being arrested and read their Miranda Rights.

Police training is primarily designed to elicit incriminating statements for the purpose of securing convictions. This is especially true in OVI DUI cases where a script designed to gain probable cause to arrest is taught to every law enforcement officer.

It is the opinion of OVI DUI Defense Attorney Bucher (amongst other legal authorities) that this script is not designed to give anyone the benefit of the doubt. The Constitution does not require that you prove your innocence to any law enforcement official who wants to question you. 

The Constitution provides you with the presumption of innocence, the right to silence (that cannot be used against you in Court), and the right to have a lawyer present for police questioning.

During the course of an OVI DUI investigation it is common for law enforcement to intimidate, to elicit statements by acting as if they identify or sympathize with the accused, to intentionally confuse, and it is very common (and legally allowed) for law enforcement to lie to the accused.

The law does require that you identify yourself to a police officer, however, beyond that, invoke your right to silence.

WHEN IN DOUBT, INVOKE YOUR FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO SILENCE AND INFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY BEFORE MAKING ANY FURTHER STATEMENT.

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Just a Few of Attorney Bucher’s Satisfied Clients

“Mr. Bucher is very trustworthy lawyer. He handled my case brilliantly and was very informative. he helped me in saving my job. I will totally recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DUI case lawyer.”

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“Mr. Bucher was the perfect lawyer for my ovi case. His knowledge on correct procedures for ovi convictions were second to none. He was amazing in court and before it was over I was only made to pay court cost. After a bad experience with courts and lawyers he returns my faith in good lawyers that work hard for you. I would highly recommend him to anyone and appreciate everything he did for me.”

Todd

“Andrew was very knowledgeable on everything that could or could not happen on my case. Everything that i thought might help he had already thought of and was already on it. He was very good at keeping me informed with what was going on with my case. If I were to ever need a lawyer again for any reason I would definitely use Andrew again.”

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