When you accept a driver’s license in New York, you are agreeing that you will submit to tests to determine your blood-alcohol concentration if you are stopped for the suspicion of drunk driving. If you fail to submit to the test, you can face penalties. We know that being accused of drunk driving can make you infuriated. It is vital that you don’t let that fury impact your ability to make informed choices.
If you have been charged with refusal to take a breath test, you need to explore your options for handling that case right away. Some aspects of your case, such as those affecting your driver’s license, have very short time limits that you must meet if you plan to fight the penalties. We can help you to learn about the time limits and come up with a plan to answer each type of penalty that you are facing.
It is crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect your future. This can include your driving privileges, your freedom, your finances and your ability to live life in the same manner that you are accustomed to.
You have to understand that a drunk driving conviction will show up on your criminal record and your driving report. This can stop you from being able to rent a home or obtain a job if a criminal background check is done. While that is scary, the possibility of sitting in jail or facing high fines might be even more scary than the loss of your driving privileges. We can help you to explore the options that you have for each point.