Do I Have to Take a Breathalyzer Test?
No, you can decline to take the test if you wish, but refusing does carry consequences. When you receive your driver’s license in the state of Arizona, you give your “implied consent” that you will submit to a Breathalyzer or blood test if asked by police. While you can refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for one year, so it is important to consider whether refusing the test will benefit your case or not.
If you are asked to take a Breathalyzer test after being stopped by police, tell the officer that you first want to consult with a lawyer before submitting a sample. To speak to a DUI attorney about Breathalyzer testing and DUI charges, don’t hesitate to contact the Arizona DUI defense lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999.