What to Do When You're Asked to Take a Chemical Test After a California DUI Arrest

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Don't refuse a chemical test after your California DUI arrest

Many drivers believe they can avoid the consequences of a California DUI arrest by refusing to take a blood or breath test, but the repercussions of refusal are also harsh. For example, the California DMV can suspend your driver's license for one year for a first-time chemical test refusal vs. four months for a first-time misdemeanor DUI. Therefore, most reputable California DUI attorneys would advise you to take the test.


When given a choice, always select a blood test instead of a breath test

In California, you're entitled to choose between a blood test or a breath test unless only one type is available. When presented with option, always choose the blood test. The reason why is simple - your defense lawyer can later request that your blood sample be split and retested at an independent lab. Obviously, a breath sample can't be retained.


Contact a qualified California DUI lawyer as soon as possible

Having an experienced California DUI lawyer at your side can help you with every stage of your drunk driving case. A skilled California DUI attorney can protect your rights during questioning, help you arrange bail, and begin planning an aggressive defense strategy immediately.

Additional Resources

www.CaliforniaDUIHelp.com www.NoCuffs.com

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