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Oklahoma DUI Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)

Being investigated for DUI is an intimidating and confusing process. In an effort to be compliant with law enforcement, you may be tempted to agree to any test that you are offered. Before you say “yes,” here’s what you need to know about the preliminary breath test.

In the State of Oklahoma, an officer may officer may ask you to submit to a preliminary breath test or a PBT before you are arrested and charged with DUI. The purpose of this test is to help the officer gather evidence that you are intoxicated.

Evidence Against You

It is important to understand that you are NOT required to submit to the preliminary breath test during a DUI investigation. The PBT is not the same as the required State breath test that will be administered at the police station after your arrest.

Not only is the PBT intended to help the police gather additional evidence to prove that your BAC is above the legal limit, the test is notoriously unreliable. Factors including the odor of gasoline and even the temperature of the air can adversely affect the results of your test, making your BAC appear much higher than it really is.

Fight Your PBT Results

If you have been arrested for DUI in Oklahoma, Edge Law Firm can help. Regardless of whether or not you submitted to the PBT, our experienced DUI defense attorneys are ready to get to work for you.

For more information or to request a free consultation of your case, fill out our online form or call (877) DUI-EDGE.

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