Beating Breathalyzer And Field Sobriety Tests
Many people believe they are required by law to take a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test (FST). This is not the case. You do have a choice.
At the Kaylor Law Group, we build solid, effective defenses for clients charged with DUI and refusal to submit to breath and field sobriety tests.
Matthew Kaylor and David S. Kaylor are former prosecutors turned criminal defense attorneys. Together, they have more than 50 years of combined experience and have handled more than 160 trials. They draw upon their experience and inside knowledge of the criminal justice system to build strong, effective defenses.
Polk County Breathalyzer Refusal
Under Florida’s “implied consent” laws, all licensed drivers are deemed to have consented to take a breath or blood test when police have probable cause to believe they are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A person can withdraw that consent and refuse to take the breath test. However, failure to submit to a breath test may result in an additional criminal “refusal” charge being brought against you.
While refusing to take a Breathalyzer or FST will prevent police from obtaining evidence of intoxication, it may expose you to additional criminal penalties.
Convictions for misdemeanor “refusal” charges are punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and a year in jail. If you previously refused a breath test in the past, license suspensions may increase.
At the Kaylor Law Group, we zealously defend our clients against breath test refusal charges. We attack the validity of the stop and prove police lacked probable cause to request a Breathalyzer or FST. Our lawyers also undermine any evidence the prosecution has of your intoxication. By attacking the government’s case at its foundation, we cause the entire case to crumble.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, you have rights and you can fight the charges. Contact the Kaylor Law Group for help. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 863-614-1681 or 888-868-0331. Nuestros abogados hablan Español.