I went through a road block and I was asked to step out. The officer breathalyzed me with a handheld device. He then searched my truck up and down and found nothing. He then arrested me and brought me to the station where I refused to take the "on record breathalyzer test". I got a refusal of a breathalyzer dui charge that says I was impaired by alcohol and other substances. Even though the officer found nothing not even alcohol.
Yes, you have a chance to "beat" this type of charge, especially if you first consult with and then hire the right type of defense attorney for it. DUI laws, and defense strategies, are unique in and among themselves. I recommend that you seek out a qualified defense attorney, for your particular type of criminal charge (a DUI), and set up an appointment with him/her to discuss a plan of action to solve the problem(s) with the case you have.
Lance O. Mixon
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Yes it is possible to "beat this charge" of DUI, though a refusal is also a suspension of a license. Without a criminal defense attorney that handles DUIs your chances are almost none. I know myself and others offer free consultations
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Yes you can beat it just like the 2 lawyers above me said, but you'll have to hire an attorney to do so.
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