11 Oct What happens if the police asked me to blow in to the breath analyzer?
If you weren’t drinking, blow. If you were drinking don’t. What’s going to happen is you’re be arrested. Your license will be suspended until you have an opportunity to have a refusal hearing which is conducted usually within 5 to 10 business days. You will still be arrested, you will still see a judge but the district attorney will not have any evidence to use against you. It’s gonna be your word against the cop’s word. If you blow in to the breathalyzer although it’s not science it’s a machine and the machine is pretty accurate so don’t give the police ammunition. Lawyer up, don’t give any statement, don’t blow in to the breathalyzer and have your attorney defend you.
What if their forceful on you? Yelling at me, trying to get to blow in to the breathalyzer and telling me that if I don’t blow in to the breathalyzer I’m gonna have some consequences?
Well there will be consequences; you’re going to be arrested on the spot by not blowing. But guess what if you were drinking or you’re under the influence of drugs at that time you’re gonna be arrested anyway so still there’s no reason why you should give any type of proof that you’re under the influence at the time that you were driving and you were stop by law enforcement. What you should do is lawyer up.
This is a transcription of an interview with James Medows.