Nashville DUI Test Refusal Attorney
Did You Refuse a DUI Test? Retain an Experienced Lawyer Today!
Nashville operates under the “implied consent” law, which means
that all licensed drivers must consent to taking a
blood or breath test if the officer arresting you has reasonable cause to believe you were
driving under the influence. The sobriety test will evaluate your blood alcohol concentration (BAC),
which indicates whether or not you were driving at or above the legal limit.
You should know that these tests are not foolproof. There may be some flaw
or error at any point during the arrest and during the administration
of the test. If convicted, you could face a whole host of criminal penalties.
Refusals & Alleged Refusals in TN
If you are arrested, the officer may advise you that your license will
be suspended. If this is your first offense, then your license may only
be suspended for one year. However, if there are additional circumstances,
such as if you were driving with an already suspended or revoked license,
or if another person sustained serious injuries or were killed as a result.
- These are the penalties for refusal to submit to the test:
1st offense: 1- year license suspension
2nd offense: 2-year license suspension
3rd offense: 3-year license suspension
Note that the penalties are enhanced if someone was killed or injured.
If convicted, you could be faced with several criminal penalties that
may include a jail sentence, hefty fines, and participation in an alcohol
education program. If you have been arrested, it is vital that you seek
counsel from our Nashville DUI attorneys right away.
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Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in Tennessee? You
need experienced DUI lawyers in your corner as soon as possible. Having
legal representation is essential in these serious cases, as the stakes
are so high, an attorney who is knowledgeable about the laws can work
to your advantage. We are a highly respected legal team with a
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