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Did You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, there is an "implied consent" law, which means that any person who drives a motor vehicle consents to a breath, blood or urine test to determine if he or she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The first test is given at the time you are pulled over and is called a "preliminary breath test" (PBT).

However, an additional test is also administered once you are taken into custody, called an "evidentiary test" or “intoxilyzer test”. Although failure to test is considered a crime, you do have the right to contact a lawyer before you submit to the test.

Before submitting to an evidentiary test, seek out the advice of experienced DUI defense attorney at Kassius Benson Law PA in Minneapolis. Call 612-333-2755

What Happens If You Refuse to Take a DUI Test?

As a result of implied consent laws, there are penalties for refusing a test, which can include a gross misdemeanor punishable by a year long revocation of your driver's license with ignition interlock. A plea agreement may be reached which can result in less punishment. Also, there are a number of defenses that can be made against the charges, based on your right to counsel being violated, your test refusal being reasonable or the officer coercing you into testing.

Contact Us Today for and Experienced DWI and DUI Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI and charged with refusing a Breathalyzer test, contact an experienced DWI defense attorney to make sure your rights are vindicated. You can send us an email through our contact page or call us right now at 612-333-2755 to schedule a consultation.

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