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Chemical Test Refusal Attorney

Call Gary Wilson if Charged with a Refusal

 Michigan has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. It is also an implied consent state. If you’ve had a chemical test refusal, you could be subject to severe fines and penalties. You could and even be subject to jail time! That is where we come in: we will vigorously defend your rights no matter what consequences you may face.

What does it mean to have a chemical test refusal in an implied consent state?

Michigan is an implied consent state, which means that every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you are consenting to take a blood, urine, or breathalyzer test in the event you are pulled over for a DUI (also known as OWI, or Operating While Intoxicated).

These tests are designed to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) level, to see how drunk you really are (if you’re drunk at all).

There is more to it than that. Under Michigan’s implied consent law, even if you haven’t been arrested for an OWI or DUI, you are required to take a breathalyzer test upon request. This preliminary test is used by the police to establish what’s called probable cause. This is to prove that you were in fact, driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

If you refuse either the preliminary test, or the test that you are required to take after you’ve been arrested, you could be charged with severe penalties and fines that include:

  • License suspension for one year for the first offense
  • License suspension for two years for the second offense
  • License suspension for five years for the third offense and beyond

Refusing to take a test will not decrease your chances of getting convicted of an OWI or a DUI after the fact, so refusing to take a test will work against you in the long run. So what do you do if you’ve been arrested and have refused to take a test?

Contact MI Chemical Test Refusal Lawyer Gary Wilson, Esq., and let us work for you!

While past results do not guarantee future success, Detroit DUI Lawyer Gary Wilson, is pleased to be your trusted lawyer to represent you if you’ve had a chemical test refusal. For more information about us and how we can help you, contact Gary today!