Did You Refuse To Take The Breathalyzer Test?
Under Virginia law, a driver’s license is a privilege extended to you by the state. It is not a right. No matter what reason you may have had for a Breathalyzer refusal, it means that you are giving up your right to fight against the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
A Breathalyzer test refusal means a one year mandatory minimum loss of your driver’s license, and it will be included as an additional charge along with the other DUI charge.
I am Robert T. Dearborn, a DUI defense attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. As your attorney, I will fight for the best possible outcome, whether that means:
- Working with the prosecutor to get the refusal charge dropped and to fight for a reduction to a straight DUI charge
- Getting charges dismissed altogether, if the police had no legitimate reason for making the traffic stop and charging you with DUI
When we discuss the circumstances of your charges during your free initial consultation, I will examine the evidence against you and help you understand your legal options. Often, the prosecutor will drop the Breathalyzer refusal in exchange for a straight DUI charge.
Refusal Is Not A Confession Of Guilt
Refusing to take a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer refusal does not mean that you are guilty. Challenging the blood alcohol content test is just one component of your total DUI defense. My firm looks at the entire picture and fights aggressively to protect your rights throughout your case.
Talk With An Attorney Who Can Protect Your Rights
Contact my Fairfax law offices online or by telephone at 703-350-4804 for a free consultation about your drunk driving charge and Breathalyzer refusal issue. With me as your lawyer, you will have the full weight and experience of more than 5,000 traffic law cases in your corner.