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Refusal of Breathalyzer in RI

Representation from RI Breathalyzer Refusal Defense Attorney

If you refused to take a breathalyzer test when you were arrested under suspicion of DUI, you probably thought you were acting wisely. Perhaps you believed that by refusing to take such a test, you would be able to escape DUI penalties. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Refusing to take a breathalyzer test in Rhode Island can further complicate your criminal case.

If you need legal counsel for your breathalyzer refusal matter, The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. can help. RI DUI lawyer Tom Thomasian and his firm can help you challenge the charges being made against you and assist you in scheduling and representing you in your DMV hearing. With his help, you may be able to protect your driving rights. He is a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney and member of the National College for DUI Defense®, a group of the most experienced RI DUI lawyers in the U.S.

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RI Penalties for Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

  • The penalties for refusing to take a breathalyzer test include:
  • Up to a 6-month driver's license suspension
  • Up to 60 hours of community service
  • Up to a $500 fine

Rhode Island's Implied Consent Law

Why is refusing to take a breathalyzer test such a serious offense? Because under the state's "implied consent" law, your consent to taking a breathalyzer or chemical test was automatically granted the moment you applied for your driver's license.

If you refuse to take the test, the law enforcement officer is required to inform you of the penalties for doing so and your right to see a doctor for testing. Tom and his firm may be able to prove that you were unlawfully stopped or that you were not informed of your rights or the penalties for refusing the test.

Protect Your Driving Rights in RI

Our founding RI DUI attorney Tom and his firm have the experience and knowledge you need to make your criminal case a thing of the past. He will remain at your side, no matter what happens.

To begin challenging the DUI charges being made against you, call The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. without delay.

Why Tom Is the Right Choice

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  • Over a Decade of Criminal Defense Experience
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