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Should you take field sobriety tests or a portable breath test?
If you’re facing a DUI, field sobriety and breath test evidence likely played a large role in your arrest. Okabe & Haushalter has dealt with literally thousands of DUI cases, and fully understands field sobriety tests as well as standardized breath tests. Flaws in either of these evidences can result in the complete dismissal of charges in some cases. This firm actually recommends refusing the field sobriety tests. These are the tests that law enforcement can request you take before an arrest. They include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn and the one leg stand. While you can refuse these tests, it is illegal to refuse a breath test or other chemical test after a lawful arrest. This will result in automatic license suspension for a one-year period. For more guidance on how to navigate a DUI arrest, please get in touch with a Chicago criminal defense lawyer at the firm.