Refusal to blow can have serious penalites

| Apr 1, 2016 | Breath Test Refusal

We live in the land of the free; however, even a free country has laws. One of the laws in New York that must be followed is the law of implied consent. This law means that when you get a driver’s license, you agree to take a breath test if you are asked to do so by a law enforcement officer. If you don’t comply with the request, you will face certain consequences.

We understand that some people might say no to the breath test because they are frightened at the time the request is made. Being asked to take a breath test is often a shock when you are pulled over. If that is the case, you should take a moment to collect your thoughts so that you can make an informed choice.

If you have already refused to take a breath test, now is the time for damage control. You will have to get to work on your defense strategy so that you are ready to fight the charges. If you want to fight against the penalties that require your license to be suspended or revoked, you will need to get to work on that quickly because of the short time limits you have for certain aspects of fighting for your license.

We can help you with your drunk driving case from start to finish, even if your case includes a refusal to blow. You shouldn’t try to build your case on your own. Instead, let us explain how New York laws apply to your case so that you have a good understanding of what is going on.