While it may be in your best interest to refuse the portable breath test (PBT), it is rarely a good idea to refuse the evidentiary breath test administered at the police station after your arrest. If you refuse the test at the station then your license will most likely be suspended for at least a year, maybe longer.
You might be thinking this is worth it as long as they don't have evidence of your BAC number however, even if you decide not to submit to the BAC test the prosecutor can still use your refusal as evidence of a guilty conscience. That's right, the state will seek to convince the jury that the reason you did not submit to the test was because you knew you would blow over the legal limit. Of course, in situations where you are facing a DUI you need expert legal counsel to determine what plan of action is best for you; attorney Raymond Ejarque has over twenty years of practical experience defending DUI cases and other criminal defense matters.
To speak with an attorney about your case, please contact Law Office of Raymond W. Ejarque for free and private consultation 206-621-1554 or visit our website at www.seattle_duidefense.com.com for more information.
The information in this blog provides no legal advice and is no way a substitute for speaking with an attorney.