Do Not Drink Excessively and Drive
This may seem like a simple and obvious piece of advice, but it is amazing how many people think they can drive home when they are clearly intoxicated. Barring egregious police misconduct, not even the best lawyer can get you out of this bind.
Cooperate with Police
Do not act evasively. Police will generally treat you with more respect and dignity if you are nice to them. Have your driver’s license ready when the officer approaches and always take a few deep breaths to relax so that you are not nervous when he greets you. Answer with one word answers when possible to avoid the illusion of slurred speech.
Concentrate When Asked to do the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Officers will not give you a second chance to do these tests. You must follow their directions precisely, this is something they may note of. Also, take these tests very seriously. If you perform well, you may not be asked for a breath sample.