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What should you do if you’re pulled over and you’ve been drinking?

I've heard you never let them breath test you and you retain your right to silence. Is that right? What should you do if you know you've had a few drinks?

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    Harold L. Wallin | The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin
    33 North Dearborn St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 346-7730
    Do what you've heard, but do it politely. Assume that you are being video recorded.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 3/8/2013
    Vincent C. Machroli | Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    High Point Plaza
    Hillside, IL 60162-1949
    (708) 449-7400
    You should blow, even if you're under the influence, because your license will be suspended for twice as long if you don't blow.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 3/8/2013
    Michael Prephan Jr. | Michael Prephan Jr.
    105 Louisiana Ave.
    Toledo, OH 43551
    (419) 874-2261
    The way the current law is written. You should refuse any field sobriety tests if there is any question that you are over the limit.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio - Replied: 3/8/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    You are right, keep your mouth shut, only give name address etc. Do NOT admit drinking, and refuse the breath test.

    Of course, be aware that suspension periods for a refusal to blow are double to triple the time frame, than if you take and fail the test, and that a conviction can usually be had based on the officer's observations of you at the time of the stop, e.g., odor of alcohol on breath, eyes, speech and physical co-ordination.

    That is a decision you would have to make.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 3/8/2013
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