“Do I blow or refuse the breath alcohol test?” Forget all the so-called “theories,” and read the facts.
Florida law requires that you submit to a breath test. If you refuse, your license will be suspended for twelve months. For the first three months of the suspension, you cannot legally drive under any circumstances. The remaining nine months, you are eligible for a permit that allows you to drive to work, school, church, or medical appointments and emergencies, as long as you have enrolled in DUI school. Because the suspension of your license falls under the authority of the DHSMV and not the court, it has no direct impact on the criminal charge of DUI.
On the other hand, if you submit to the breath test and the results are over .08, your license will be suspended for six months. For the first month, you cannot legally drive under any circumstances. The remaining five months, you are eligible for the same permit described above. The results of your breath test will be used as evidence in your criminal DUI case.
In sum, there is no sure-fire way to beat a DUI. Each case is unique and requires in-depth analysis from an experienced professional. If you find yourself charged with a DUI, do not hesitate to call the attorneys at Anton Castro Law for your free, confidential consultation. (813) 907-9807.