The blank test is when they test the machine- it should read zero at that point.
And yes, it is very important to hire an experienced DUI attorney because there are many ways to get the charge dismissed - ie improper police conduct, breathalyzer issues, etc.
A DUI conviction can result in jail time (3 days - 6 months), fines of $250-1000, and license suspension. It will remain on one's record for life.
Also, many DUI attorneys can help secure a plea- ie a plea to reckless driving; that does not permanently stay on one's record, and usually only involves probation/community service/fines.
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