This is arguably the most commonly asked question to Florida criminal defense attorney. Generally the question sound something like this “hypothetically, if I get pulled over should I blow or not?” The short answer to this question is it depends on the facts of this case. The decision as to whether take a breathalyzer test is important unfortunately does not warrant a one size fits all response. It is impossible for Tampa criminal defense attorneys to answer that question without knowing the circumstances of why you were pulled over, the basis of the arresting cop’s suspicion that you were driving under the influence and other relevant factors. The simple fact is the circumstances of your arrest dictate the recommended course of action for the case.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement oversees the maintenance of breath test machines in Florida. The Program is entitled the “Alcohol Testing Program.” This program isn’t without controversy, recently the director of the program was forced to resign after it was discovered maintenance wasn’t properly being completed and maintenance logs were being improperly maintained.
If you find yourself or someone you know in this situation or even worse, having already been charged with driving under the influence (“DUI”) in violation of Florida Statute Section 316.193, contact the Tampa criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free consultation concerning their case. The DUI defense lawyers of Hackworth Law have extensive experience in defending Floridians charged with DUI involving alcohol or drugs, including prescription pain pills. If you would like to contact one of our DUI defense lawyers, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website or our chat box in the lower right hand corner of our website.