Should You Take the Breath Test if Pulled Over For DUI?

At first it may seem like a great idea to refuse to take the DUI breath test from the officer who pulled you over. If they can’t prove you had a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) they can’t prosecute you, right?

Wrong. Refusing the breathalyzer test has consequences in the State of Washington. Consequences are often much worse than if you had submitted a BAC over the legal limit. Also, prosecutors may use your refusal to against you in negotiations with your attorney and in court.