Protecting Your Rights Regarding Alcohol Tests
Field sobriety tests (FSTs) and blood alcohol content (BAC) tests such as Breathalyzers are not always accurate. In addition, some law enforcement officers administer them incorrectly or do so in violation of your rights.
If you face charges related to drunk driving due to a FST or BAC test, our attorneys at Cantor & Cantor are prepared to defend your rights. For more than 15 years, our founding attorney, Zachary Cantor, has successfully represented hundreds of clients in Florida whose cases involved FSTs and BAC tests.
Can I Refuse An FST Or Breath Test?
When you get behind the wheel of your car, you give your implied consent to provide your blood alcohol content (BAC) to a police officer who asks for it. Although a cop cannot force you to take a blood alcohol test, your refusal to do so will result in the immediate suspension of your driver’s license for one year. You do, however, have the right to refuse to perform FSTs without incurring any penalties.
Don’t Give Up – Challenge The Results
Even if a test suggested that you had a BAC over the legal limit, your case is not necessarily over. We have repeatedly gotten charges dismissed or reduced in our clients’ driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases. The defense we use can include:
- Challenging the accuracy of the test
- Questioning whether it was administered incorrectly
- Questioning whether the police violated your rights
- Claiming that you were below the legal limit when you began to drive
Before you resign yourself to accepting a conviction, talk to us. We will examine your criminal charge from all angles to defend your rights thoroughly.
Speak With A Defense Lawyer About Your Case
If you have questions or concerns about how an FST or BAC test affected your criminal case, contact Cantor & Cantor for defense counsel. To reach out to us, please call our Fort Myers office at 239-494-3164 or send us an email. We provide free, confidential initial consultations.