Refusing A Breath Test Has Consequences
Did you refuse the Breathalyzer test after being pulled over for drunk driving? Be aware that breathalyzer refusal is not a criminal violation like DUI/DWI. It is a civil violation. While it cannot result in a criminal record, it can result in a substantial driver’s license suspension.
We encourage you to enlist the services of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre, P.C., as soon as possible. Our Breathalyzer refusal lawyers can defend you.
There Is No Hardship License Available In Rhode Island
Refusing to blow into a Breathalyzer test at a DUI stop can result in the loss of your driver’s license for a long time. Many people believe that they can get a hardship license that will allow them to drive to and from work when their driver’s license is suspended. That is not the case.
When your license is suspended, you will not be able to drive at all. Thankfully, our attorneys have decades of experience keeping people like you behind the wheel.
Building Your Defense Strategy
An experienced criminal defense attorney can come up with strategies in very challenging situations. We will review all the information pertaining to your arrest.
One of the issues we consider is whether there was a probable cause for the traffic stop in the first place. Did the police officer have reason to suspect drunk driving? Did you have bloodshot eyes or alcohol on your breath? If so, did the police officer conduct field sobriety tests properly? If there were missteps, they could lead to opportunities to overcome the charges you face.
Consult A Lawyer About Roadside Sobriety Testing
It is important to understand your rights at a traffic stop as well as the consequences of refusing to comply with a Breathalyzer test. For additional information about your options for fighting a breath test refusal charge, contact us online or by phone at 401-822-2900.