Residents of Pennsylvania must abide by the law of implied consent. Implied consent determines that if you are driving, you have implied that you will consent to any breath analysis test if an officer decides to administer one. While some people may think it’s better to refuse taking this test, Marros Law Office will show to you why that’s not the best decision.
Blowing a 0.08 percent or higher on a breath analysis device will likely end with you facing DUI-related charges. However, an arrest and a charge does not equate to a conviction. This is particularly important to note, since refusing to take a breathalyzer test can actually cause you more harm than the potential charges you face. You can end up with additional charges for refusing this test, and they may stick even if you are able to avoid a DUI-related conviction.
In a DUI case, all angles will be examined to determine whether or not you will be convicted. This means that your overall case will not hinge solely on a single breath analysis test result, even if it may play a part. Whether or not you will be convicted also depends on other factors including your behavior at the time of arrest, field sobriety test results, evidence such as witness testimony, track records of your whereabouts leading up to the accident, past history of DUI-related convictions, and more.
If you have been accused of driving while under the influence and are now facing the possibility of conviction, take a look at our webpage on drunk driving charges. Knowing what you’re facing in court is a key component of being prepared for your case.