A person arrested for a Wisconsin DUI will usually be given a roadside breath test, known as a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). After this a Wisconsin police officer will most likely want additional Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) chemical testing, which includes breath, blood, or urine. After the police officer advises the driver of the Wisconsin Informed Consent Law, he asks if a driver will submit to a chemical test.
Agreeing to Chemical Testing for a Wisconsin DUI
Some drivers simply answer “yes” to chemical testing. This means they will voluntarily cooperate with a Wisconsin police officer in order for a blood or breath sample to be taken. The BAC results from the breath or blood sample tests are used for an Aggravating or Mitigating Factor in each case.
Wisconsin DUI Refusal to Chemical Testing
Person mostly believe a refusal is flat out saying “no,” however, being physically or verbally (or nonverbally)uncooperative will be marked as a Wisconsin DUI Refusal by a police officer. By not saying a word, a Wisconsin police officer will also determine silence as a refusal.
Whether a driver submits to chemical testing or has refused chemical testing, Attorney Nathan J. Dineen is the best defense to your Wisconsin DUI. He knows the proper use of breathalyzers and intoxilyzer equipment calibration, evidentiary issues requiring expertise in anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and toxicology. Attorney Dineen is available 24/7 at 1-877-384-6800 or Complete a Free Case Review.