By driving on Illinois roads you impliedly consent to give a sample of your breath, blood or urine if you are stopped by the police and the officer has probable cause to believe you have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is called the Illinois Implied Consent law, and the officer is required to read you the Implied Consent warning before asking you to take an evidentiary Illinois breath test. You have the legal right to refuse to provide a sample, but there are consequences for doing so.
The Illinois breath test machine operates by measuring how much light is absorbed when you blow through the breath tube. The source code – or computer code that tells the machine how to operate – has been a hotly debated topic for a number of years throughout the nation. These breath testing machines are known to provide false readings from a number of causes including, but not limited to, radio frequency interference, residual mouth alcohol, certain medical conditions, and many other causes.
When you have been arrested for an Illinois DUI and provided a sample of your breath there are a number of factors that we have to evaluate in determining whether the breath alcohol reading the machine generated was accurate. When you hire us we will ask you a number of questions about various medical conditions, and things you remember about the night you were arrested and at the time you provided a breath sample. These questions will help us develop the best defenses for you against a high breath alcohol reading.
The decision of whether you should take an Illinois breath alcohol test is a decision that you alone have to make. You can call us for advice if you find yourself under arrest for an Illinois DUI. We will help you understand the risks and consequences of either taking or refusing the Illinois breath test. If you already took the Illinois breath test and have been charged with an Illinois DUI then call us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you fight the charges. Call right now!