"They're saying, 'You give us a breath specimen or you give us a blood specimen or we're going to take it anyway,'" George Scharmen, a criminal defense lawyer.
Scharmen said with the district attorney's refusal to take plea bargains in DWI cases
, the new policy won't do anything but stretch out cases. He said he has some cases that have waited five years
to get to court.
"You have motions to suppress breath and blood draws on the basis of a bad search warrant, on the basis of involuntariness," Scharmen said.
"If they don't have enough evidence against you to make a solid case, how is what little they have enough for a judge to sign a warrant?" added Balagia.