If you have been drinking and get pulled over and asked to submit to a breathalyzer text you are probably wondering whether or not you are legally obligated to comply. What are the legal consequences if you refuse a breathalyzer or blood test?
Birmingham Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew T. Jackson focuses his practice heavily on DUI defense. He has extensive experience dealing with all types of charges related to driving under the influence. Whether this is your first offense or you are facing multiple DUIs, Matthew is available 24/7 to answer your questions at no cost to you. If you’ve been arrested for refusing a breathalyzer test, you need sound legal advice and you need it now. Call him directly 24/7 at 205-358-8623 today!
Basically, “implied consent” means that anyone with a driver’s license that was pulled over while operating a motor vehicle has a legal obligation to submit to a field sobriety test, breathalyzer test or blood and urine tests just by driving on a public road. If you refuse and this is your first offense, your license may be revoked for at least 90 days. You may be facing jail time or other serious consequences. If this is a 2nd or 3rd offense, you could be facing a revoked license for one year or more.
For second (or more) refusals within five years, the suspension will last one year, subject to review, which means it could be longer. If you are not convicted on the DUI charge and are acquitted, all the charges will be dismissed. If you are able to reduce the charge, then the suspension may be reduced or lifted.
Regardless of what offense you are facing, you need a seasoned defense attorney to defend you against the DUI charges. Attorney Matthew T. Jackson is based in Birmingham and is here to advocate for you. Call now for a free consultation at 205-358-8623.