Protecting Your Rights Concerning Breath Tests

North Carolina is an implied consent state, which means that by driving in North Carolina, you have given your consent to chemical tests of your breath and blood. Many people refuse to take Breathalyzer tests in order to limit the evidence against them in the DWI/DUI case. However, chemical test refusal can result in a driver's license suspension.

Before the police can ask you to submit to chemical tests, they must have probable cause to stop you. They must also inform you of your right to contact an attorney before taking the test(s). If your rights were violated, we may be able to get the charges dismissed. Call 704-323-7833 to speak with attorneys Greg Plumides and John Cacheris today about your arrest to learn more about your rights.

From our office in the Charlotte area, we defend people in North Carolina against DWI/DUI charges and chemical test refusal license suspensions.

Did You Refuse Breath Or Blood Tests At The Police Station?

If you or a family member has refused a chemical test, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You could lose your driver's license for a year. We can represent you at the implied consent hearing.

You have the right to refuse to take roadside field sobriety tests and the portable breath test (PBT). However, you may still be arrested. If you are arrested and taken to the police station, you will be asked to take blood and/or breath tests. If you refuse these tests, you can commit an implied consent violation.

Refusal will result in the immediate loss of your driver's license for at least 30 days and a possible additional minimum 12-month revocation by the DMV. You may request a hearing. In some cases, you may be eligible for limited driving privileges after six months. Working with a lawyer is the best way to ensure you understand your rights and options after a chemical test refusal.

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