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supadave3
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
15318 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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-Weren't even in your car when officers detain you


Elaborate on this part of the hypothetical...






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ReauxlTide222
Alabama Fan
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
9032 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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This isn't true at al


It's 10 in florida






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colorchangintiger
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Thomas Sowell
Member since Nov 2005
20639 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


Got arrested for suspicion of DUI in 2007 in BR. Passed field sobriety test. Refused to blow and requested a blood test. I was never given one. Spent 20 hours in jail and was held for 5 hours after my bond was paid.

Prosecution tried to wear me down in court by continuously delaying...for 2 years. Ended up taking a plea deal and worked 16 hours community service, after 7 court dates and $2500 paid to lawyer.



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The Dude's Rug
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Gerdzfa
Member since Nov 2004
7875 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Prosecution tried to wear me down in court by continuously delaying...for 2 years. Ended up taking a plea deal and worked 16 hours community service, after 7 court dates and $2500 paid to lawyer.


Was not blowing worth all of that?






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southernelite
Iowa State Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Sep 2009
39943 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


I spent 53 hours in jail.

By the time I'm done I'll pretty damn close to $10k and a lot of fricking headache along the way.






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More beer please
North Carolina Fan
Running into people/things
Member since Feb 2010
27479 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


Shouldn't have even taken the sobriety test





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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
87614 posts
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re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Prosecution tried to wear me down in court by continuously delaying...for 2 years. Ended up taking a plea deal and worked 16 hours community service, after 7 court dates and $2500 paid to lawyer.


Was not blowing worth all of that?



DUI can cost waaaaaay more than that.






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ReauxlTide222
Alabama Fan
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
9032 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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You got away with a DUI...you should be happy.


I don't exactly see it that way






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biglego
LSU Fan
your mom knows
Member since Nov 2007
17879 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Also, this thread here completely displays my discontent with DUI laws. They aren't applied the same across the state by any means. Depending on the jurisdiction, you have tons of different degrees of punishments.

That's the nature of most criminal laws.

What this thread really displays is how complicated and maddening DUI law is.






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ReauxlTide222
Alabama Fan
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
9032 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Got arrested for suspicion of DUI in 2007 in BR. Passed field sobriety test. Refused to blow and requested a blood test. I was never given one. Spent 20 hours in jail and was held for 5 hours after my bond was paid. Prosecution tried to wear me down in court by continuously delaying...for 2 years. Ended up taking a plea deal and worked 16 hours community service, after 7 court dates and $2500 paid to lawyer.


You got lucky I see






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southernelite
Iowa State Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Sep 2009
39943 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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You got lucky I see

I wouldn't call that lucky, yeah his punishment was easy, but spending almost 2 years waiting that shite out. You just want to do your due and move the frick on, it sucks having shite preventing you from doing so.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
87614 posts
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re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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By the time I'm done I'll pretty damn close to $10k and a lot of fricking headache along the way.


You got lucky. I spent about $5,000 in direct costs, lost my job, and spent 15k out of pocket on court ordered DUI classes which were for 6 hours a week for over 36 weeks. And I wasn't even driving, but had the keys in my possession.







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Barrister
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
586 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


Someone ask DWI BILLY.....I bet he would know





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mglsu21
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jun 2012
455 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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And I wasn't even driving, but had the keys in my possession.


What?!?! I gotta hear how this happened. Please tell.






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LSU lilly
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
8825 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


Shut up, don't blow, request your lawyer.

/thread.






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brewhan davey
USA Fan
Audubon Place
Member since Sep 2010
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More beer please
North Carolina Fan
Running into people/things
Member since Feb 2010
27479 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


Finally someone agrees with me.

It's pretty simple






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Festus
LSU Fan
With Skillet
Member since Nov 2009
62347 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Shut up, don't blow, request your lawyer.

/thread.

Even if you're completely sober and haven't had one single drink?






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LSU lilly
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
8825 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop




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More beer please


You have no idea how many people talk to the cop like friends. They'll say, "To be honest, I've had a drink or two...but I'm not drunk."







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The Dude's Rug
LSU Fan
Gerdzfa
Member since Nov 2004
7875 posts

re: Pros and Cons of refusing the breathalyzer on a DUI stop


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Shut up, don't blow, request your lawyer.

If you haven't drank at all, just comply and you will be on your way. If you are drunk, then you deserve what you are about to get.

/thread.






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