June 28, 2010

What Happens After a DUI Chemical Test Refusal in Utah?

DUI Chemical Test Refusal in Utah

A lot can happen after a DUI Chemical Test Refusal in Utah

A DUI Chemical Test Refusal in Utah can result in loss of driving privileges for years.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Utah and you refused to submit to certain DUI tests, you may be facing a very difficult legal process ahead. The potential consequences of a DUI chemical test refusal makes it imperative for you to speak with one of our attorneys to find out the potential consequences involved in a DUI chemical test refusal in Utah. At Utah Defenders, you will find a team of experienced Utah DUI lawyers who understand that your refusal to submit to DUI tests requires an aggressive and well planned defense. We also understand the potential consequences of refusals and will properly advice you in this regard.

An individual who is stopped and investigated for DUI may refuse any of the field sobriety tests that may be administered by police officers. However, you should be aware that refusing to submit to chemical tests may carry serious consequences and certainly does not mean that the officer may not arrest you. In the vast majority of cases, refusing a breath or chemical test will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license for 18 months. Additionally, you may be required to drive only with an interlock device for up to 3 years. Individuals who refuse DUI tests should be aware of the potential consequences before choosing to refuse a DUI test. Additionally, if you refuse to submit to DUI testing, you may be facing a jury that already presumes you are guilty based on your refusal alone. This may be a difficult bias to overcome. It is important to get a Utah Defender on your side to help to manage the consequences.

Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, St. George – Call Us Today

If you refused a DUI test and were subsequently charged with a DUI in Utah, don’t delay in getting the legal advice you need. Call us today. It is free to speak with an attorney at Utah Defenders. We can often schedule a same day consultation and let you know what we think about your case right over the phone. We defend liberty and your rights not to submit to DUI testing in Utah. Our attorneys are available 24/7. Let us help you navigate the road ahead. Call us at 801.618.1334. You can also contact us through the form on this website or send us an email.