DUI Crash Investigation Statements
June 2nd, 2016
There is a well known law in Florida that statements you make to a police officer investigating your traffic accident cannot be used against you at a criminal or civil trial. The law was made to encourage people to be truthful during accident investigations. This rule becomes very important if you are later charged with DUI. DUI Crash Investigation Statements can't be used against you in a criminal trial. UNLESS the officer:
- Specifically informs you that they are now conducting a Criminal Investigation (called "Switching Hats")
- Reads you Miranda warnings before asking questions that might incriminate you.