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Chemical test refusal penalties in New York

As the last night to enjoy a good time with friends in 2014 draws near, it is important that our readers remember that driving after consuming alcohol is against the law in New York. We recently discussed how New York has a Zero Tolerance law. We have also discussed some of the possible penalties for drinking and driving. Today, we are going to discuss what can happen if you don't take the chemical test when you are requested to do so.

What happens if you refuse a breath test in New York?

When you get pulled over for alleged drunk driving in New York, there are several procedures the police officer will follow. He or she may ask you some questions about whether you have been drinking. The officer may ask you to step out of the car and perform a field sobriety test. Then, the officer may ask you to submit to a chemical test, whether by breath, saliva, blood or urine.