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THE SCIENCE OF BREATH & ALCOHOL TEST IS FREQUENTLY QUESTIONABLE
If arrested for a DUI in Chico, California law requires you to take a blood, breath or urine test. It is called the Implied Consent law, and states that an officer who has probable cause to suspect that you are under the influence of drugs, may administer a chemical drug test, and you agree to take it.
They may test your blood, breath, or urine in order to determine your blood alcohol level.
As long as you are over 21, and not on probation for a previous DUI, any breath test before arrest is 100% voluntary. Therefore, it may not be in your best interest to take the PAS test.
Once arrested, the officer should inform you that refusal to take the blood, breath or urine test will result in a fine, loss of your license and possibly jail time if you’re later convicted of a DUI in Chico.
Refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test when you are arrested for a DUI in Chico may not be a wise choice. Often, the accuracy of the results of the blood, breath and urine tests can be contested, and countered, however, the prosecution will most likely use your refusal to test against you by arguing that you knew that you were intoxicated and guilty of DUI.
The penalties for refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test vary depending upon your specific circumstances. We invite you to contact us for a free review of your case.
You may also find additional penalty information in the California Vehicle Code Sections 13353 and 14905. You can read California’s implied consent law in the California Vehicle Code Section 23612.
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The real truth is that test can frequently have incorrect conclusions based on the possibility of multiple errors; both at the lab and administration by the officer. Our skilled dui attorneys will review each test and consult with experts to ensure no mistakes were made.