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Know Your Rights

You Have The Right To Remain Silent And The Right To Legal Representation

Navigating the legal landscape after an arrest in Georgia, whether for DUI or drug charges, can be daunting. I believe that understanding your rights is the first step towards a robust defense. If you find yourself facing legal challenges, remember that you have the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation. It's crucial to stay calm and avoid self-incrimination. Reach out to me promptly to ensure your rights are protected. I'm here to guide you through the complexities of Georgia's legal system, offering unwavering support and a strategic defense tailored to your unique situation. Your rights matter, and I'm here to safeguard them.

Have you been charged with a DUI or drug related offense in Georgia? Call (912) 707-2110 or email Beau Rudder Law to schedule a meeting with Beau Rudder, Kingsland and Camden County, Georgia defense attorney.


How to Protect Your Rights

Have you had anything to drink tonight? 

Respectfully Officer I don’t have to answer that.


Not answering is suspicious, why are you resisting? 

I am not resisting, I don’t have to answer anything.


If you don’t have anything to hide then you won’t mind if I look around. 

I’m sorry officer but I don’t consent to searches.


If you refuse a search, I’ll have to call a K-9 unit. 

Officer, are you detaining me, or am I free to go?

  • Be polite and respectful. 

  • You never have to speak to a police officer. You have the right to remain silent. 

  • You never have to allow the police to search you, your home, or your car. You have a right that protects you against warrantless searches and seizures.

  • Refusing a search or refusing to answer questions are not admissions of guilt or reasons to arrest you. 

  • Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away.

  • Never argue with, resist, flee from, or obstruct a police officer. 

  • If the officer arrests you, tell them you are choosing to remain silent and exercising your right to an attorney.  STOP talking. You do not have to answer any questions.

  • If you are pulled over by the police, stop your car in a safe place, turn on the interior light and place your hands on the steering wheel. 

  • If requested, show your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.

  • Never lie or provide false documents

  • Driver’s and passengers both have the right to remain silent

  • Do not consent or allow a search or a "quick look" inside of your car, even if the officer threatens to call a K-9 unit. Just say NO. They may still search but NEVER give permission.

  • Ask to leave often. Not asking is like voluntarily staying.

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