Re: DUI Lawyers
It's just odd to me that a lawyer would tell you to not take a breathlyzer without knowing the facts.
He essentially just guaranteed you an aggravated DUI charge over a DUI.
Just remember- if you are really drunk- like fall down, crazy- refuse the breathlyzer. At this point you know you're up for aggravated, so make them prove it. If you arent, though, then take it.
I also find it odd they didn't give you a field test. Usually that provides them with probable cause. They need that, because a good DUI lawyer will try and get your case thrown out under that premise. To just see you swerve or cross a yellow line, isn't enough, so they normally want you to fail a field test, then they can ask you, with cause, to take a breathlyzer test. These guys aren't stupid (well, they can be, but you know what I mean...)....
In your case you were just sitting at a light asleep, so not sure how much cause is there, other than the alcohol smell. That may be enough, but that field test is a good way to have cause for you to blow....
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Last edited by Dom Heffner; 02-26-2010 at 06:54 PM.