If I Refuse a Breath Test and a Blood Test, Can I Beat a Driving Under the Influence Charge?
When you are stopped by a police officer, either at a DUI checkpoint or just as you are going down the road, and he or she suspects you have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be asked to undergo certain roadside tests, one of which is a breath test. You may also be asked to submit to a blood test. If you refuse to take either of these tests, it’s likely that you will lose your license for a year in addition to the standard penalties for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs.
It is your right, of course, to refuse to take either test. If you do, you will need a Pittsburgh DUI attorney to help you fight your charges.
Your Pittsburgh DUI attorney will ask you questions about your arrest. Did the state trooper or police officer read to you the implied consent warnings he was supposed to? Were you even given an opportunity to take the test? If it can be argued that one or both of those things did not happen, then it will no longer be a matter of you refusing to take the test. In this case, it’s highly possible that your Driving Under the Influence charges could be dropped and the case against you dismissed, as long as there are no other observations made by the officer or as long as you were not pulled over initially for bad driving.
Being convicted of Driving Under the Influence can cause all types of upheaval for you and your family. Hiring an experienced attorney as soon as you are arrested is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Get the legal help you deserve and call Logue Law for a free consultation. The Pittsburgh DUI attorneys at Logue Law are dedicated to helping clients get the best outcomes possible. They are aggressive and experienced, and willing to take on prosecutors to win your freedom.
Remember that your Pittsburgh DUI attorney will need all the facts. Don’t hesitate to trust and confide in him, so he can work his hardest for you. He will be able to explain your charges to you in detail, as well as describe your options. He will stand beside you as you navigate the criminal justice system.
If you or a loved one have been charged with Driving Under the Influence in or around the city of Pittsburgh, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Logue Criminal Defense team serves Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas, including West Virginia and Ohio. To get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense lawyer from Logue Law, call us today at 1-844-PITT-DUI or (412) 389-0805. Or, you can contact us online.
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