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Refusing a breath test: protects your rights, not your license

We'd like to start off today's post with a question for our readers to consider: how great is your understanding of driving laws in our state? If you're like a lot of people, you probably have a relatively good understanding of the laws because you've been driving for awhile. But is the sentiment the same when it comes to all aspects of driving?

Breath Test Refusal

Breath Test Refusal and what does that mean? If you are arrested for a DUI in Central Florida you are taken to the jail where a sample of your breath is requested to determine the alcohol levels. You do not have to take this test which would be considered a refusal.

What happens if I refuse a breath test in Florida?

Most people here in Florida actively try to follow the law because they know that if they break it, they could face serious legal consequences that could lead to fines and even time in jail. With some criminal offenses, a past charge could have a significant impact on future charges, resulting in even steeper fines and even longer prison sentences.

Assistant city attorney in St. Pete accused DUI and test-refusal

Any DUI offense is a significant charge. Being accused of driving under the influence is more than a glorified traffic ticket. A conviction for drunk driving is entered on your driving record and can be used to enhance future charges. In Florida, prosecutors will likely pursue a felony DUI charge is a driver arrested for drunk driver has two prior DUI convictions on his or her record in the prior decade. Conviction is an operative word in this situation.

Can you refuse a breath test in the state of Florida?

One of the most important rights afforded to Americans by the constitution is the protection against illegal searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. In many cases, police must obtain a warrant before conducting a search.

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