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Newark Breath Test Refusal Lawyer

Last updated on August 19, 2020

When police pull over an individual for suspicion of drunk driving, they may use a portable breath test to determine the level of intoxication, and later, they may administer an Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test or a DataMaster breath test that they will attempt to use against you in court.

Many people choose to refuse a breath test — and there may be both benefits and risks associated with doing so. I am criminal defense attorney Robert Calesaric, and I defend individuals charged with OVI/DUI anywhere in central Ohio. To learn about your defense options if you have refused a Breathalyzer test, please contact a Newark breath test refusal attorney today.

What Happens After a Breath Test Refusal?

When an individual refuses to take a breath test, he or she faces automatic driver’s license suspension for a period of one year. This is an administrative license suspension. Unknown to most, an administrative license suspension can be appealed and actually must be appealed within 30 days. Further, you may be eligible for driving privileges even though you are suspended for employment and other essential purposes.

An individual who has previously been convicted of drunk driving within the last 20 years and refuses to take a breath test, automatically faces double the minimum mandatory sentence.

The government will attempt to use the results of field sobriety tests and other evidence including visibly impaired driving, slurred speech, open containers, and the smell of alcohol on an individual’s breath in attempt to obtain a conviction. Do not let this happen to you.

For Ohio Breath Test Refusal Defense, Contact Me Today

Contact Calesaric Law for a consultation about your OVI/DUI arrest. I serve clients throughout central Ohio, including Newark, Mt. Vernon, Lancaster, New Lexington, Johnstown and Ohio State University (OSU/Newark), Denison University or Buckeye Lake.