Consequences of Refusing a Alcohol Breath or Blood Test in Nevada

Should I Refuse a Blood Alcohol Test?

Refusing to take a breath or blood test will usually lead to automatic suspension of your license for one year. Licensed drivers in Nevada and all other states have agreed to be tested for alcohol levels if they are suspected of DUI. Known as implied consent, this law gives police officers significant leeway in identifying drunk drivers. A driver who refuses to take a breath or blood test may be charged with other violations or offenses in addition to DUI. Therefore, it's important to consider your options when determining whether to refuse a blood or breath test. Under Nevada law, an officer may use force to compel you to comply with a breath or blood test. Regardless, you should contact a DUI attorney as soon as possible.

Act Quickly to Schedule a Hearing

At the Reno and Las Vegas law firm of , our attorneys have been defending clients against drunk driving charges for many years. Refusing to take a breath or blood test will usually lead to automatic suspension of your license for one year. You have only a limited time to appeal the suspension, so it is important to consult with a lawyer quickly to learn how to begin the process of recovering your license.

How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help

We will represent you at the hearing that will be scheduled for you to appeal the suspension of your license. We will determine whether the officer informed you of your implied consent rights and told you that your refusal could be used against you. We will make sure that you were issued the required temporary license while you waited for your hearing. If you are a minor, we will make sure that your parents were properly notified. A knowledgeable attorney can tell you whether there is a legal defense that would be helpful in your case.

Contact a DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with refusal to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test after a DUI arrest, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about Nevada DUI laws and can advise you about your rights and options. Call , toll-free at 877.324.6443, or contact us online.

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