"If I get pulled over and asked to take a breathalyzer test, should I?"
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You would think that telling a police officer that you wish to have a lawyer present before answering any questions would be a simple, straightforward action. However, the fact of the matter is that unless you ask for a lawyer using the proper words AND ONLY the proper words, an officer is legally free to ignore your request and continue asking questions to try to get you to incriminate yourself.
If you have consumed alcohol at a party or a bar, should you drive, get a ride or walk home?
If during a traffic stop in Indiana, a police officer asks you to take a breath test to determine if you are intoxicated, should you agree to take the breath test?
Experts exist in the field of false and/or coerced confessions. However, the law places limits on what these experts may testify to at trial.