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Implied Consent Law In California

Once they say you’re under arrest or inform you that you have a choice of a test, you must take a breath or blood test and if you do not or if you refuse to do that, you will lose your license for one year or more, without any restrictions.

Implied Consent Applies To All Drivers’ License Holders In The State Of California

This applies to everybody. The scary part about this is we get people coming into California from other states that allow people to refuse chemical tests. So, it used to be and this has changed recently but in Texas, you could refuse to take a chemical test without losing your license.

With the severe consequences of California’s laws, I’ve had clients come in from other states and refuse to take a test and say, wait a minute, I didn’t consent to this. I didn’t sign anything. But it doesn’t matter what state you’re from. Basically, when you get behind the wheel in California, the law says that you must abide by California’s laws and rules. Even though you haven’t signed anything, even though your license is from another state, by driving in California, you’re subject to its rules and that’s the implied consent law, unfortunately.

For more information on Implied Consent Law In California, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (415) 523-7878 today.

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Aaron Bortel
With 30 years of specialized experience in DUI defense, Attorney Aaron Bortel is a dedicated advocate for those facing DUI charges in the Bay Area. Committed to helping clients avoid jail, save their driver’s licenses and jobs, and prevent permanent criminal records, he combines deep legal expertise with genuine care for his client's welfare. Trust in a lawyer who not only defends but truly supports you through challenging times.

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