DUI Refusal


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Professional DUI Assistance

If you have been stopped while driving and are suspected of having been drinking, you may be asked to take a field sobriety test or perform a breath test. These moments can be quite frightening. You will not have access to a lawyer before these tests are administered. If you choose to refuse a breath test, you should contact José Fanego immediately. In Oakland County, MI, a DUI refusal can have several different outcomes. Depending on when you refuse the breath test, you may be charged with a civil infraction or worse. When dealing with DUI refusals, you need José Fanego on your side.
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Preliminary Breath Test DUI Refusal

When a police officer expects that you have been drinking and driving, they may ask you to step out of the vehicle and perform a preliminary breath test to confirm their suspicions. At this time, you may refuse this breath test, and in most cases, you should always refuse the preliminary test and take the civil infraction charge.

DUI Refusal After Arrest

If you have been lawfully arrested for a DUI, you will be taken to a local police station. There they will order you to take a breath test. In Michigan, the implied consent law says you agree to take the test when administered. Refusing this breath test after an arrest will result in six points on your driving record and a suspension on your license.

Defending Your Case

In order to effectively navigate your case after a DUI refusal, you will need our expertise on your side. Our team will be able to determine what the strongest grounds for your defense will be. Within 14 days of your incident, you will need to demand a hearing if you have received an implied consent violation. If you don’t do this, you will automatically lose your license. It is important that you contact us quickly so that we can work the case to the best of our ability. The longer you wait, the more challenging it gets.
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Act Now

When you contact our office, we will begin working on your case immediately. We know that time is ticking, and we want to help you get the best out of your situation. If you have refused a DUI, it is in your best interest that you reach out to us as soon as you can. We are happy to assist you in the best way possible. Contact us today to fight your charges.

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