What Are the Consequences for Refusing the Chemical Tests?
Interviewer: So that’s just for a first offense. What happens if you refuse the breath or blood test?
Aaron: On a first offense, if DMV makes a finding at your hearing that you refused and this is a first offense, you are looking at one year of no driving. No driving at all. No restricted driving, no to and from work, no to and from the DUI School. It’s a pretty painful penalty. No driving kids to school. No driving to medical appointments. Nothing. And also, it should be known that refusals are some of the toughest cases to win at DMV. It’s very important to get an attorney if you do refuse the chemical tests.
By Aaron Bortel
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- Common Problems With the Chemical Tests and Refusals
- If You Have Been Falsely Classified As Refusing the Chemical Test
- Refusing the Chemical Tests On a Subsequent Offense if You Have a Prior Conviction
- You Can Be Compelled to Submit to a Blood Test
- Using Alcohol Conversion Rate As a DUI Defense Tactic