In Florida, you do not have a right to refuse such tests, you only have the option to do so.  By accepting driving privileges in the State of Florida, you are deemed to have consented to to submit to such tests.  You may refuse such tests as long as you were not involved in an accident involving serious bodily injury or death.  While you may refuse such tests, there are consequences for doing so as driving is a privilege and not a right.  Consequences for refusing to submit to such tests allows the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to immediately suspend your driver’s license for a period one (1) year for your first refusal, or eighteen (18) months if you have previously refused.  Evidence of your refusal may be used against you in a criminal proceeding.

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If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.


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Coral Gables defense lawyer helping clients accused of Federal Crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes.