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Legal Update - Forced Blood Draws at DUI Roadblocks

Posted by attorney James Hayslett

New laws now allow law enforcement to obtain a warrant for your blood if you refuse a breath test at a DUI sobriety check point or Roadblock. If you refuse a judge on scene will sign a warrant for a "forceable blood draw"- Law enforcement will inform you of the warrant and ask for your cooperation in the blood draw (performed by a licensed medical personnel) if you refuse police can hold you down and have the blood drawn by medical personnel against your will. Sometimes referred to as a "No refusal" roadblock they are gaining popularity from Arizona to Florida and have withstood legal attack as a violation of the fourth amendment. For more answers, visit us at or call us at 1-800-529-5655

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