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This video features Mark L. Deniz Esq., a Criminal Law attorney based in California.
What happens if you refuse a DUI test in California?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles and the courts punish people for violating what we call it implied consent, and that was that you had agreed previously to a blood draw or a breath test. When someone does refuse, it turns into motion penalties that could result in most cases of mandatory jail time and one year, no driving with no opportunities for a restricted license. Where normal DUI cases, someone is eligible for a restricted license, with a refusal, it could result in a one-year suspension. The key in those cases is to find, in most circumstances, whether the officer did the proper admonition and the proper investigation to warrant that refusal.
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