If you have been stopped by the police for suspicion of DUI, you have the option of refusing to take a breath, urine or blood test.If a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the officer will probably ask you to perform a breath, blood or urine test to determine if your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit of 0.08%.
The breath test has limitations and is not 100% accurate or fool proof. In order to have an accurate breath test we must have a certified breath test operator and the testing must be done in an ideal environment and the machine must be properly maintained and calibrated.
As experienced DUI lawyers, we understand the limitations behind this machine and how to effectively attack it. Every case that involves a breath test is analyzed to determine if the actual machine used was up to date on the day you took your breath test.
* Is the inspection current?
* Is the machine in an ideal location for testing?
* Is the operator of the machine certified with a valid permit?
* Were proper protocols followed such as observing you for 20 minutes prior to testing?
A good DUI lawyer does not just rely on the reading but will instead challenge the reading and reduce or eliminate its impact against you.Refusing to take a breath test is a double-edged sword. Not taking the test makes it harder for the prosecutor to prove his case. The police officer's observation, statements made, and field sobriety testing may not be enough proof to have you convicted.
On the other hand, your driver's license will be suspended for one year for refusing to take the breath test. For this reason it is crucial to obtain the services of a "DUI Attorney Local" within 10 days of being arrested, so that an administrative hearing can be scheduled to stop the revocation of your driving privileges.
We have represented thousands of clients, many of whom were arrested for DUI.There are several defenses that our firm can bring against your breathalyzer test results and DUI charges. Our firm has consistently obtained favorable results for clients who have been charged with a DUI after receiving a very high reading on the breath test.
With our help, you may be able to prove that your test was subject to error. We will thoroughly investigate the method in which the police officer administered the test and the machine itself to determine if your rights were violated or if the machine was improperly calibrated.
Breathalyzer tests can be inversely affected by an improper breath of air, the surrounding external temperature, legal medicinal substances and your body partition ratio. No situation is hopeless, and our firm will fight aggressively so that you can have your DUI charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Our DUI lawyers are dedicated to the art of defending a DUI case, and we have already won thousands of cases. Contact us for more information at 321-252-0348