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Did You Refuse A Breath Test?

One of the more common questions people ask lawyers is whether they should take a breath test if they are arrested. Although you may have heard you can refuse the breath test, the consequences can be harsh, and refusal is usually not a good idea.

At Miller & Bartnicki, P.C., we can help you understand your rights. Whether you took or refused the breath test when you were pulled over, we can help you keep your license and minimize the consequences you may be facing. We have over 50 years of combined experience working with individuals throughout southeastern Michigan to fight drunk driving charges.

Should I Refuse The Breath Test?

One of the conditions to be met for retaining your driver’s license is agreeing to take a breath test if asked by an officer. If you refuse to take a breath test, you can lose your license for a year.

Some people think they will fail the breath test, so they think they are better off not taking it. In most circumstances, that is not the case. The revocation is automatic once you refuse. If you take the test and fail, we can challenge the results of the breath test. We can investigate whether the machine was working properly, whether the police properly observed you for 15 minutes before giving you the test, whether the machine was calibrated recently and the other technicalities of the arrest.

Contact Us Today

In many situations, we are able to help our clients receive lower sentences or have their charges dropped entirely. Learn more about the options you have by calling our Plymouth office at 734-259-2046 or schedule a consultation online.

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