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Why You Should Refuse to Submit to a Breathalyzer Test in Chicago

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers

By refusing to take a breathalyzer test, you give yourself one major advantage. If you do not submit to the test, you cannot fail it. Prosecutors rely heavily on breathalyzer results in drunk driving related cases, so if you have been drinking, agreeing to the test may provide evidence that could be used against you.

There are many types of evidence that law enforcement could use to justify an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, including slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Such evidence is often very subjective and can be attacked at trial or during negotiations with prosecutors. By contrast, a breathalyzer provides a quantifiable measurement which can create a presumption of guilt.

Chicago DUI Defense Attorneys

Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, refusing a breathalyzer test could potentially result in the suspension of your driving privileges. The experienced attorneys at Luisi Legal Group understand how important it is for you to be able to continue driving, and we will fight hard to protect your rights. We also realize the impact that a DUI conviction can have on your life, and are prepared to do everything we can to help you avoid a conviction.

For more than 15 years, our lawyers have been serving Chicago clients charged with DUI. With hard work and dedication to personal service, we have built a well-earned reputation for success and favorable outcomes. Let us put that experience to work for you.

Schedule an Appointment in Chicago

If you have been stopped on suspicion of DUI, refuse the breathalyzer test and contact our office right away. To schedule a free, confidential consultation at Luisi Legal Group, call 773-276-5541. One of our skilled lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and help you decide how to proceed. We are proud to serve clients facing charges in courthouse around Cook County, including 26th and California Courthouse, Skokie Court, Richard J. Daley Center, Maywood Courthouse, Markham Court, and Bridgeview Courthouse.

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