Utah Refuse Breathalyzer Lawyer
Implied consent is usually associated with refusing to cooperate with the police during a DUI investigation. In Utah, when you get your license to drive, you agree to provide a breath or blood test if the police think that you may be guilty of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many people feel this violates the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition against self-incrimination, but that argument in court will typically get you nowhere.
To discuss your DUI arrest and the best route forward from here, contact Greg Smith and Associates by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us. We understand your priorities and are prepared to work hard to help you pursue them, including:
- No jail time
- Reduced or dropped charges
- Preservation or restoration of driving privileges
- A clean record
Did You Refuse to Take the Breathalyzer Test?
If you refuse to take the test, the state will try to take your license away for 18 months. This can be devastating, and there is no such thing in Utah as a “work permit” that allows you to only drive to and from work when the license is revoked for drugs or alcohol.
If you have been cited with this, make sure to demand a hearing immediately. Typically, the address that you need to send the demand to is on the bottom of the “temporary license” that the police officer gave you.
We are here to help you protect your driving privileges, defend you and offer you our experienced counsel in the face of criminal charges and issues such as:
- Breathalyzer refusal after a traffic stop on suspicion of drunk driving
- License suspension and restoration (Note: there is no provision for a temporary license, hardship license or occupational license).
Our lawyers offer those who need our advocacy and counsel the benefit of our experience, understanding and service. We regularly advise other attorneys and share our insights with the public regarding such topics as implied consent and DUI.
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Contact us night or day, any day of the week by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us. Our lawyers are ready to talk to you about the steps we will take and the impact of implied consent laws on the outcome of your DUI case in Utah.