Refusing a Breathalyzer
If you were stopped for a DUI in El Paso, the police officer may have asked
you to submit to a breath or blood test. Under Texas law, a refusal to
take a Breathalyzer test may result in an automatic driver’s license
suspension. In some situations, a breath test refusal may be appropriate,
since this will give the prosecutor no results to use against you. Whatever
your decision, it is important to have an experienced attorney to help
you protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, our law firm is not afraid to try DWI
cases. If you were stopped illegally or your charge was unjust in any
way, we will use technicalities of the law to your advantage. If possible,
we will use evidence such as video surveillance of your field sobriety
test to convince the district attorney to dismiss the charge against you
through a motion to suppress the stop.
El Paso Breathalyzer Test Refusal Attorney
Before administering a breath or blood test, police are required to clearly
inform you or your rights and the potential consequences for refusing
the test. If you choose to invoke your right to legal representation,
the police must wait until your attorney is present.
Our law firm can represent you during all DWI-related hearings, including
your administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. We can also work
to help you obtain an occupational or temporary license, so you can get
to and from work or school.
Before you discuss your arrest with the police, contact the Law Offices
of Ruben Ortiz for a free consultation. You have the right to an attorney.
You don’t have to accept a drunk driving charge. Fighting a DWI charge
can keep your criminal record clean and prevent you from dealing with
hefty fines and other penalties.
Contact us online or call our El Paso DWI lawyer at 915-308-8850 for a free consultation.