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What if you refuse to take a chemical breath test?

If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer and asked to submit to a test of your breath, and you refuse, your license will be revoked for one year.

You will; however, be eligible for what’s called the Ignition Interlock License so that you can drive. However, we’ll require that you have that device in your car and you will have to carry SR‑22 insurance for a period of three years.

That’s on the administrative side. As far as the conviction goes, which would be on the criminal side, if you’re convicted of a refusal DUI, either a blood or breath, again, you’re looking at a two-year revocation.

Again, if you choose to drive for those two years, you will need to obtain the Ignition Interlock License.

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