Listen as Richard C. McConathy describes his approach to defending a case where an individual refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test in Dallas County.
When refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test you need to understand the pros and the cons to the situation. Number one: never agree to take a breath or a blood test. Now, the state is going to threaten you every time, and the first thing they’re going to tell you is “we’re going to take your license.” They’re going to take it anyway. You’re either going to take a ninety-day suspension or a one-hundred-and-eighty-day suspension. But, through the process, I can get you an occupational driver’s license. Make them earn it. The forefathers gave you these rights, and they fought for them. Don’t just give it up.