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 because Connecticut
is an "implied consent" state, your refusal to submit to the
test will automatically lead to a fine and license suspension. Furthermore,
refusal to take a test may give the impression that you know you are guilty.
The license suspension penalties for refusing a BAC chemical test in Connecticut are:
- 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 a police officer asks you to submit to a test, the 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 most instances, if you are being asked to take a chemical test, it is
probably in your best interests to consent to the test. Even if the results
do not return in your favor, there are plenty of ways a skilled DUI defense
attorney can challenge the results and defend you against penalties. 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.