Are you facing charges for driving under the influence? If you have been stopped for DUI, you may be wondering what rights you have and how to protect yourself. It is imperative that you reach out to a defense attorney for advice immediately. Choosing a lawyer who is familiar with DUI laws and the consequences of testing is essential. At the Law Office of Lorin Zaner, our Toledo DUI defense attorney is backed by over 40 years of knowledgeable and experience in representing all different types of DUI cases, including Breath Test Refusal, Field Sobriety Tests, and Multiple DUI.
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There are a number of field performance tests that law enforcement may administer. It is important that you do not take any of these tests. They are not really looking to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol, they are looking for evidence to use against you. If they believe the field tests support their conclusion that you are under the influence, they may arrest you.
You do not have to take these tests and, depending on the circumstances, there may be no consequence for your failure to do so. Though you may be considered uncooperative and arrested, they will likely arrest you anyway. It is your right to tell law enforcement officials that you would like to speak with a Toledo DUI lawyer or that your attorney has advised against doing these tests.
There may be times where you will have no choice as to whether or not to submit to tests. If you are unconscious, if you are transported for medical treatment, if the police obtain a search warrant, or if you refuse to cooperate, you could be facing an automatic felony.
Prior to this, you are allowed to refuse a breath test wihtout license suspension or other penalties. The preliminary breath test is to support probable cause for a DUI arrest.
Do not face your DUI charges alone, the Law Office of Lorin Zaner has experience handling these types of cases. Attorney Zaner has been licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan since 1976. Get the dedicated representation of a Toledo DUI defense attorney for your case.
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