Refusal of Drunk Driving Test
If you are arrested for DUI, a law enforcement officer must advise you that if you refuse to take a prescribed test that your driver’s license will be automatically suspended, and the refusal may be used against you in court. Additionally, they must inform you that if you have refused the test at a prior time, that your license will be suspended again, and you’ll be charged with a misdemeanor.
The penalty for refusing to take the test the first time is a suspension of your license for one year, and refusing to take a chemical test subsequent times results in an 18 month suspension, plus possible fines and jail time associated with a misdemeanor.
Depending on various factors, including your BAL, the minimum penalty for DUI in Florida is a six-month suspension of your license and a $500.00 fine. The BAL for DUI for someone under 21 is .02% and for a person 21 or older, it is .08%. For those who operate a commercial vehicle, the BAL is .04%
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Contact the experienced DUI Defense Attorneys in Miami at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A. (305) 757-3331 if you are arrested and charged with DUI . We will make sure that your rights are protected in every manner, and that you receive due process of law. The fact is in the State of Florida, as it is throughout the United States, everyone has a right to the same legal process as everyone else, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
What an Attorney Can Do for You
Working with a seasoned lawyer such as Paul J. Donnelly, P.A. will give you every opportunity to ensure that each aspect of Florida and U.S. law has been properly followed, including procedures regarding any breath, blood, or urine testing that was carried out, your being informed of your Miranda rights, and any other questions regarding due process and your rights.