Earlier this year, a Florida attorney made national news when he posted a video online and said if you are stopped at a DUI checkpoint, you don’t have to physically provide the officer with your information and don’t even have to roll down your window to talk.
According to him, you are within your rights to display your documents against the window along with a sign that reads:
I Remain Silent.
I Want My Lawyer.
Please put any tickets under windshield wiper. I have to display my papers, not hand them to you.
— SC Statutes § 56-1-190, 56-3-1250, 56-7-35
Thus I am NOT opening my window. I will comply with clearly stated lawful orders.
Would this work in South Carolina?
Attorney Grant Varner with the Greenville, South Carolina firm of Varner and Segura discusses this strategy and how South Carolina law enforcement officials plan to address situations where this occurs.
If you find yourself in need of professional legal services or require legal representation, contact an attorney like Grant Varner with Varner and Segura. Visit Varner and Segura online at www.VarnerAndSeguraOnline.com or call (864) 271-2232.
NOTE: Nothing above or in the accompanying video is offered as legal advice, and nothing above or in the accompanying video should be construed as a substitute for retained legal advice.
PHOTO CREDIT: Greg Matthews / Distributed Under Creative Commons.