Chemical BAC Test DUI Attorneys in Connecticut

Implied Consent & Penalties for Test Refusal

If a law enforcement officer pulls you over and suspects you have been driving under the influence, they may ask you to take a breath, urine, or blood test that will measure your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level. When asked to take a chemical BAC test, you do have a constitutional right to refuse, but doing so could lead to you incriminating yourself. However, Connecticut is considered to be an "implied consent" state, meaning that refusal to submit to the test will automatically lead to a fine and license suspension.

The license suspension penalties for BAC chemical test refusals are as follows:

  • 45 days followed by 1 year with an IID for the first offense
  • 45 days followed by 2 years with an IID for the second offense
  • 45 days followed by 3 years with an IID for the third offense

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Should I Refuse a Chemical BAC Test?

When asking for you to submit to a test, the police officer is required to give you an Implied Consent Advisory, which informs you of the consequences you will face for refusal. Many times, the penalties that you face for refusal are worse than those for if you are found guilty of DUI. The prosecution is also able to use this refusal in their case against you. In these cases, it is probably in your best interests to consent to the test. In other instances, such as for those who already have prior DUI convictions, refusing a chemical BAC test may actually work to your advantage.

Tomeo Sills, LLC Has Extensive Experience Defending Clients Against DUI Charges

If you are facing fines, license suspensions, jail time, and other consequences due to a chemical BAC test refusal or because the test you took led to an arrest and charges, our Connecticut DUI lawyers at Tomeo Sills, LLC can help. We have in-depth experience in defending clients against all types of DUI charges. We can put together a detailed, comprehensive, and effective case on your behalf. Our goal is to have the charges reduced or even dropped, and for you to avoid the harshest penalties.

For more information about your options, contact us as soon as possible.