Test Refusal in Pennsylvania DUI/DWI/DAI Cases
If suspected of drunk driving in Pennsylvania, you may be subject to a field sobriety test such as a breathalyzer and/or a chemical test to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC). Most chemical tests are administered in the form of a breath test, but they can also be administered through blood, urine or saliva. You may refuse to take the field sobriety test without penalty but that refusal may be used against you in the criminal proceeding.
According to Pennsylvania’s implied consent law you are required to take a chemical test to measure your BAC if the officer has reason to believe that you have been drinking. Refusal to provide a chemical test can result in a one-year license suspension. If you have refused a chemical test, experienced defense lawyer Applebaum will work to protect your driving privileges. Contact us to schedule your consultation at one of our Pennsylvania office locations.
Strong Test Refusal Defense
At the Bensalem, Pennsylvania, law firm of Applebaum & Associates, we have helped many clients accused of refusing chemical tests. If you are stopped for drunk driving, the officer is required to give you what is called an O’Connell warning prior to administering any chemical test. The O’Connell warning informs you, among other things, that your license will be suspended if you refuse to take a chemical test.
Attorney Michael H. Applebaum has more than 40 years of experience practicing law in Pennsylvania. He has handled countless test refusal cases and he will fight aggressively to help you protect your driving privileges. He will investigate to find if you were given all the required warnings and that all proper procedures were followed during your arrest. He will hold the police accountable to the law and seize any opportunity to have the accusations against you thrown out.
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Contact our office today to discuss your test refusal case. You can reach a member of our firm 24/7 for a free initial phone consultation. We will help you understand the legal issues involved in your case and let you know what we can do to help. We accept most major credit cards and offer payment plans for your convenience.