What Are Your Rights During Police Interactions?

Scott and Nolde

If you’ve been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Columbus or if you’re interacting with police officers for any other reason, it’s important to be fully aware of your legal rights. You cannot assume that police officers will protect your legal rights; their job is to enforce Ohio DUI laws and other criminal laws, not to look out for your interests. One of the most important rights to exercise is your right to seek counsel from a DUI attorney. You can request that a DUI attorney be present during all police interrogations and court proceedings.

To hear about your other two basic legal rights, watch this video. This expert explains the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which establish all citizens’ legal rights during police interactions.