Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

4 Reasons to Take the Breathalyzer Test

Aug, 12 2015 - By: S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.
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The age-old question of taking the breathalyzer test or refusing the breathalyzer test still looms in the air today. The urban myth of “always refuse the breathalyzer test” has become so common and widespread that it’s automatically assumed to be true. People often ask if they should refuse the test and are unsure of the implications related to breathalyzer refusal charges.

  1. The chances of winning a criminal DUI case are better than a breathalyzer refusal case. Trying to measure the potential outcome of both decisions can prove to be a difficult task. The best approach to take is weighing the pros and cons of taking or refusing the test. The best option is to take the breathalyzer test at the police station.
  2. You only lose your license if convicted of criminal DUI. The actual guidelines and process of losing your license as a result of DUI charges are largely misquoted and misunderstood. Speak with an experienced DUI attorney to be sure you’re getting the right information.
  3. There are several factors in ruling admissibility of the test results. With so many key points leading to the admissibility of the test results, the chances of successful defense increase. Law enforcement officers are known for blundering DUI arrests and not following all of the proper procedures when issuing a field sobriety test. As a Rhode Island DUI Attorney, I’ve seen these instances occur over and over again. Check out my videos on DUI Advice and Breathalyzer Refusal.
  4. Having a seasoned RI DUI Lawyer greatly increases your chances for a strong defense. Nothing beats experience. That’s why having a highly skilled DUI lawyer on your side is so critical. As a former Rhode Island State prosecutor, I’m able to utilize the knowledge and experience I’ve received over the years to build a solid defense case on your behalf.

Knowing what to do when pulled over for DUI or any DUI related offense is the most important step in the process. Arming yourself with knowledge of the proper precautionary measures to follow before ever being in the actual situation is important! Always remember that the circumstances surrounding each DUI case can be different. Call (401) 861-1155 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal matters. Check out my Rhode Island Breathalyzer Refusal videos to learn more about what to do and what not to do if you’re ever pulled over for a DUI in the state of Rhode Island.

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