Breath Test Refusal
Refusing to submit to a chemical test (breath test, blood test or urine test) will result in harsh penalties. California's Implied Consent Law mandates that an individual who has signed for his/her driver's license has agreed to chemical testing when arrested for
DUI (driving under the influence).
Although penalties are severe (including mandatory driver's license suspension) for refusing a breath test or blood test, a DUI lawyer or attorney may still be able to defend a client who has been charged with refusing a chemical test. There are valid defenses for this particular offense. For example, a person may not have meant to refuse the test, but simply was unable to provide a valid sample. In the case of a breath test, this may occur when a driver cannot blow enough air into the breathalyzer. If the officer records this as a refusal, a defense lawyer may be able to contest this.
That is just one potential example. There are a number of ways a Long Beach DUI defense attorney may be able to help you, even if you refused chemical testing or were accused of refusing a chemical test.
Gold & Witham, Long Beach Driving Under the Influence Defense
With over forty years of combined legal experience, and a practice which is devoted to DUI defense, the Long Beach DUI lawyers and attorneys at
Gold & Witham are qualified to represent clients who have been charged with or accused of breath test refusals. Our attorneys can review your particular situation and determine how to best approach the defense of your Long Beach DUI charges. As long as we are on the case, we will not give up. We will explore all options in defending your charges involving a chemical test refusal.