Should I Take the Breathalyzer Test?

If someone has been killed in a DUI accident and you may have been driving drunk, it's generally recommended that you not take the Breathalyzer test.

However, this means that you will lose your driver's license for a significant period of time.

  • For example, if you refuse a Breathalyzer test in Florida, you will lose your driver's license for a year.
  • Refuse a second time and you'll lose your driver's license for a year and a half and be charged with a crime.

Police can order a medical professional such as a nurse to take a blood sample, even without your permission. When you accept a driver's license and drive, you are legally consenting to DUI testing; this consent is called "implied consent."

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