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Failed Sobriety Tests or Refusal


Failed Sobriety Tests Or Refusal To Submit To Testing

An arrest for drunk driving commonly stems from how a person performs on roadside tests. However, these sobriety tests are not scientific to begin with or conducted under ideal conditions. A good defense lawyer can challenge the basis for arrest and any resulting evidence.

The attorneys at Ryan Beasley Law have successfully defended people accused of DUI/DUAC and related offenses in Greenville County and the surrounding Upstate counties.

It’s not over till it’s over!

Call us today to discuss your rights and defenses: (864) 679-7777.

Did You Fail Or Refuse The DUI Tests?

First of all, it is important to understand South Carolina’s implied consent law and the role of field sobriety tests.

Only when arrested and taken into custody must a person submit to an “official” DataMaster breath test (or a blood test) back at the police station. The results can be used against you, but as experienced defense lawyers, we know how to challenge a DUI, from the grounds for traffic stops to the administration of the test and the reliability of the results.

Refusing to give a sample violates the state’s implied consent law and results in automatic suspension of your driver’s license for six months, with no option for a restricted license. You can still be charged with DUI if you refused the test, although the prosecution will have a harder time proving impairment. You do have options if you refused the breath or blood test, such as requesting an administrative hearing to be eligible for a temporary driver’s license.

Field Sobriety Tests Are Not Fair

Roadside sobriety tests are never used to prove that a person is sober. They are designed to “catch” drivers and provide the basis for arrest. Once you hire us, we will work to cast doubt on the reliability of these tests. Our goal is to give our clients a fighting chance in court.

It is best to get us involved early in your case. Call us today at (864) 679-7777 or contact us online to arrange a consultation

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