Breathalyzer Test Refusal Attorney In Olympia

Many individuals are unsure if they should take or refuse either a blood test or a breath test. The answer to this question is not simple. Judges look at a variety of factors when considering the evidence surrounding a drunk driving charge.

As a former judge, John E. Turner (Ret.) understands what to look for when examining a DUI case. With over 30 years of experience working with local judges, police and other professionals, he has developed effective relationships and a good reputation within the Olympia, Washington, community. Judge Turner is committed to diligently defending your rights while helping you prepare for a better future.

Experienced DUI Breathalyzer Test Refusal Lawyer

When you were pulled over, the police officer likely used a portable breath test (PBT), which is not reliable, and in most cases, not admissible in court. It runs on fuel cell technology, which contributes to the inaccuracy. Law enforcement uses these tests to help them establish probable cause for arrest. You do not have to take the roadside test.

According to Judge Turner, you are only required to present your license, proof of insurance and registration, and to step out of the car. You are not legally required to give any statements or take any tests. If you are taken to a police station and refuse that breath test, you will likely lose your license for at least one year. (Recently, judges have liberally granted warrants requiring a person who is accused of DUI to submit to a blood test even if they already refused a breath test or blood test.) Although before your license gets suspended, you are entitled to a hearing at which Judge Turner can represent you, which may end in a nonsuspension. But, even if you lose your license, he can help you stay on the road by applying for an ignition interlock license.

If any case Judge Turner will likely:

  • Examine police reports
  • Interview witnesses
  • Speak with prosecuting attorneys
  • Investigate the reason for your traffic stop
  • Ensure that law enforcement followed all required protocols
  • Inspect the accuracy of the Breathalyzer machines that were used in your specific arrest

Judge Turner has also had success contesting the accuracy of court-ordered ignition interlock devices that require you to blow before your car will start. If you are ordered to have an ignition interlock device 234234 and are later charged with a probation violation for registering alcohol on the device, Judge Turner can help.

Contact Olympia Attorney And Judge John E. Turner (Ret.) For A Free Phone Consultation

To schedule a free initial phone consultation with an Olympia breath test refusal attorney, call 360-464-1650 or email Judge Turner.