DUI Breath Test Refusal

There is a school of thought that it is best to refuse to take a breath test when pulled over on suspicion of DUI. This is not true. In fact, refusing to submit to a breath test can result in a number of complications to your case, exposing you to severe consequences such as a suspension of your driver's license, fines, jail time and increased insurance premiums.

This is a difficult concept to understand, as one would think that our right not to incriminate ourselves would protect us from having to submit to this testing. If you have refused a breath test, it is crucial to speak to an attorney as soon as possible because it may be possible to have the refusal excluded from your case.

However, sometimes it may be to your advantage to refuse. Consult me regarding your options. Call 662-260-6646 or contact me online for a free initial consultation.

A Lawyer Who Will Fight To Protect Your Driving Privileges

I am criminal defense attorney Gene Barton. From my Okolona law office, I have been defending people against drunk driving charges in the Tupelo area for more than 42 years and have earned a reputation as the "Bulldog of Mississippi."

Note: I cannot defend cases in counties where I am a prosecutor, in the 3rd Circuit Court District (Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties). I can defend cases in all other counties in the state jurisdiction, including Tupelo-area counties such as Lee, Pontotoc, Monroe, Itawamba, Prentiss, Alcorn and Tishomingo counties and anywhere else in Mississippi, as well as in federal court.

If you have refused a breath test or field sobriety test, you face a one-year suspension of your license. You can rely on me to inform you of your rights and to fight aggressively to protect them.

I don't judge my clients who have been charged with DUI. Instead, I focus on obtaining the best possible outcome given the circumstances. If the refusal can't be removed from the evidence, I will challenge other evidence. If a suspension has already been levied, I will focus on going through the procedures for having it reinstated. Whatever your circumstances are, I will focus on obtaining the absolute best possible outcome for you.

The Deck Is Stacked Against You. I Can Help.

If you have been arrested for DUI and refused a test, the time to act is now. Contact my law firm today to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.