Jail and EHM (Electronic Home Monitoring)
The minimum jail for breath test refusal is:
What Is Considered a “Prior?”
“Tough DUI Laws Require Tough DUI Lawyers”
Linda M. Callahan
In addition to jail and financial obligations, a DUI or Physical Control conviction with a refusal entails a longer license revocation:
Prosecutors often attempt to argue in trial that a person refuses a breath test when they know they are guilty.
But there are many reasons why a person might refuse:
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know your rights
Washington State has some of the toughest DUI laws in our nation. These laws carry increasingly severe penalties for those who drink and drive. Washington lowered the BAC limit from .10 to 0.08 in January of 1999. Drivers with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at .08 or above can now be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, because public sentiment is so very negative toward drunk drivers, prosecutors will often pursue a DUI conviction even when the driver’s test result is well under .08! This is possible because they can obtain a conviction if they can show the person drove while “affected by” alcohol, and/or marijuana or any drug, including prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Before you were asked to step out of your vehicle, the officer has been gathering evidence to support the arrest.
Field Sobriety Tests
As Ms. Callahan likes to call them “Bad Science”, FST’s are virtually impossible to pass, especially if the officer is the one grading you.
Breath Test - BAC
Factory trained, Linda M. Callahan understands the science behind breath testing most attorneys don’t.
With extensive training at Axion Labs in Chicago, Linda M. Callahan has the relevant experience to challenge Blood test evidence.
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