Breath Test Refusal Defense in Dayton
Put Over 30 Years of Defense Experience on Your Side
Whenever a law enforcement officer pulls over a driver under suspicion
of driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a vehicle under the
influence (OVI) they are permitted by state law to request that the driver
Breathalyzer and blood tests are utilized to determine if a driver has
an illegal amount of alcohol in their blood. If the tests determine that
the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) equals or exceeds 0.08%,
they can be arrested for drunk driving. However, refusing to submit to
these tests can be equally damaging and lead to long-lasting penalties.
If you were arrested because you refused to take a breath test, you need a
Dayton DUI lawyer from our firm on your side.
With five decades of legal experience, our firm is one you can trust implicitly.
Understanding the Potential Consequences
Refusal of a breath test can result in the suspension of a driver's
license for up to one year through an Administrative License Suspension
(ALS). There is a small window of opportunity in which the
license suspension can be appealed, but if you do not act quickly, you will be unable to
fight to keep your license, regardless of whether or not you are convicted
of OVI or DUI.
If a driver has
multiple DUI/OVI convictions and refuses a test, they can face much longer periods of license
suspension, which can equal or exceed five years of suspension. The court
can also order additional license suspensions of up to 10 years or a permanent
revocation for multiple offenders.
Defense from Top-Rated DUI Attorneys in Dayton
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, or you are facing license
suspension due to refusing a breath test, you must contact an experienced
Dayton DUI attorney at once. With the assistance of our firm from the
very start, you could prevent your license from being suspended and retain
your driving privileges.
At Gounaris Abboud, LPA we have the years of experience necessary to give
you an improved chance at fighting your DUI or OVI charges and preventing
your license from being suspended.
Call our firm today for help!