Can I Have a Lawyer Before Taking a Breathalyzer?

  • Depending upon whether or not you’re in custody, the officer is supposed to give you Miranda warnings.
  • He or she is obligated to give you the choice not to answer questions or submit to a blood-alcohol test.
  • In response, you are entitled to tell the officer that you’d like to speak to an attorney first.
  • The officer is not required to allow you to speak to an attorney but many times the officers will because they don’t want that issue to be utilized later in the defense of your case.