Thank you for the reply.
Most of the DUI attorney's websites so far that I have read say to refuse the breath test do to inconsistent results with the the antiquated breathalyzers used in FL and that there is sufficient evidence to show inaccuracies of the results. However, as you mentioned about estimating my BAC it is too late to change that. To argue the case based on the reason for refusal being the inaccuracies of the equipment used will require an experienced DUI attorney, which I may just have to find the money to be able to afford.
My question on the public defender really is more would that be a bad idea. If I financially am unabe to pay for representation. That fact woud have to be established by the court.
"Criteria for a Court-Appointed Attorney
The justices in Gideon unanimously held that "in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him." However, the Court later clarified this ruling, making it apply to cases where the defendant is charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor which could result in imprisonment from a conviction."
As I read that, the requirement other than finacial is not whether it is likely but has the possibility of inprisonment. Which DUI on even a first offense has that possibility.