To Blow or Not to Blow?

//To Blow or Not to Blow?

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By Jessica Travis on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Getting arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) can be life altering.In Florida, the legal Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) for a person over 21 years of age is .08%. This means that if a person has a .08% or over level of blood to alcohol ratio when operating a vehicle, they will be arrested for driving under the influence. A person’s BAL is often measured by a Breathalyzer device conducted by the arresting officer. The penalties for blowing over a .08% are not taken lightly. With the loss of a license to possible jail time for a DUI infraction, the question many people soon begin to ponder becomes, “If I’m pulled over for possible DUI suspicion, do I blow into the Breathalyzer or not?”. This question is a tough one to definitively answer and must be explored deeper in order to make a mindful decision.

If a person finds themselves in a circumstance in which an officer is asking them to take the Breathalyzer test, they can refuse. However, the consequences for refusing this test can be a possible suspension of the license for 1 year, and a 90 day period of no driving whatsoever.

If, on the other hand, an individual decides to take the breath-test and blows a.08% or over, they may lose their license for up to 6 months and may be subjected to a 30 day period where they cannot drive at all.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.193.html

With the options of whether to submit to a Breathalyzer or not becoming clearer, the question then becomes, why must an individual be forced to either subject themselves to the breath-test or be penalized for refusing? The answer, whether one believes it is a fair one or not, can be found in the Florida “Implied Consent Law”. The law states that if a driver is pulled over, an officer can require the driver to take a blood, urine, or breath test in order to measure the driver’s BAL level. The officer can require these tests to be done without overreaching his or her authority because each individual driver has agreed to take these test upon request. The driver has made this agreement when they are being issued their license and sign their signature on the license.

http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-dui.shtml

Testimonials

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

My legal issue was taken care of efficiently . . .

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.
5
13

Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

Testimonials

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

My legal issue was taken care of efficiently . . .

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.
5
13

Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

Recently, as DUI laws have become more stringent, courts and legal authorities have taken a closer look into the debate that often surrounds DUIs. Specifically, there has been a lot of controversy as to the accuracy of the Breathalyzer test. Breathalyzers are the most common used device when assessing an individual’s BAL. Florida law enforcement officers use the Intoxilyzer 8000. Although the Intoxilyzer 8000 test can be done quickly at the scene of the stop and the results can be configured almost instantly, recent studies have shown that this device may be unreliable and can give incorrect measurements of a person’s BAL. Due to this fact, attorneys often battle over whether an Intoxilyzer 8000 reading can be used against an individual in court.

Measuring an individual’s BAL by conducting a blood test is a much more accurate way to asses if someone has operated a vehicle over the legal limit. However, measuring the BAL this way is not as practical as a Breathalyzer. Requesting a driver to submit to a blood test is time consuming, for the test must be administered at a hospital by licensed medical employee. Also, a person’s BAL can decrease from the time they have been pulled over to the time their blood is taken. Due to these factors and other concerns, officers often only rely on the Breathalyzer test, unless the person requests a blood test.

Although looking at these rules and regulations regarding DUI stops may shine some light on the issue, DUI cases are complex and complicated. Therefore, to make sure your rights are not being violated when you are stopped behind the wheel, it is best to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can inform you about all the legal rights you are entitled to.

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