i was stopped for a headlight violation, and had just finished a beer. i wasn't drunk. only had 1. when the cop asked me to do some sobriety tests i refused. they suspended me automatically for 6months or a year (i cant remember which one). but its a CDL license and it would be beneficial to my family if I could go back to driving again. i paid the price and 12yrs is a long time to go without a license.
Its hard for anyone in California to say, with certainty. CT DUI laws are different, and technically, their DMV is a different agency altogether. Did you go to Court for the DUI? Did you have to complete any requirements placed by DMV? If so, but you havent completed them, it's likely you may not be able to get your license back until you complete the requirements CT is imposing. Even though it has been 12 years.
Your question is not 100% clear. You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests. However once you are arrested in California you are required to submit to either blood or breath test. If you failed to do that you are looking at a DUI refusal that has greater penalties than a typical DUI. Call the DMV mandatory actions unit to determine what the status of your license is.
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