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Refusing a DUI Chemical test in California


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11/17/2008
Anders Johnson
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When a person is arrested for DUI in California, they are asked to submit to chemical testing, whether it is a breath test or blood test.  Refusal to submit will cause a person to automatically lose their license for a year.

Any subsequent refusal to submit to chemical testing within ten years will result in harsher punishments.  A second refusal will result in a loss of one's driver's license for two years.  A third and subsequent refusal will result in a driver's license revocation for at least 3 years.

If you are on probation for a DUI already when you are stopped, if you refuse to submit to chemical testing, this could be a violation of your probation.  It will result in not only losing one's license for a period of time, but also jail time if probation is revoked.

It is up to each driver in California to determine whether or not they wish to submit to chemical testing.  A California DUI attorney can explain the consequences of the decision they make.



Category: DUI and DWI Laws For California


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