Be wary of advice that says “never” or “always” submit to this test. There are numerous factors to consider when determining if a client should take a breathalyzer test or refuse the [...]
The consequences of refusing to take a breath test depends on what type of test you refused. If you refused to take a portable breath screening test (PBST), which is a handheld [...]
Is there a difference between the breath test on the side of the road and the breath test at the police station?
Yes. The breath test administered at the side of the road is not a calibrated instrument and is only used to help establish probable cause for an officer to make an arrest. [...]
At a department of motor vehicles refusal hearing a judge will hear testimony from the arresting officer regarding your arrest. You may also testify, although you are not required to. This is [...]
Yes. It is highly recommended that you retain a lawyer to represent you at a refusal hearing. Although this is an administrative hearing and not a criminal proceeding, the consequences on your [...]
These tests, commonly called the standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s), which include the walk and turn, the horizontal gaze nystagmus, and the one leg stand, are not required by law. While refusal [...]