When Is It OK To Refuse A Breathalyzer?

Illinois is an implied consent state, meaning that there is an "implicit" consent that you consent to a Breathalyzer test if you are pulled over. That said, in many cases, it may be a better idea not to blow. If you do not take it, you will receive a 12 month license suspension but that does not mean that you will necessarily be charged with a DUI.

Depending on circumstances, the only way to drive over the next year will be through the use of an ignition interlock device. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the suspension can be dismissed pursuant to a negotiated plea — even if there was a Breathalyzer refusal. If you have been charged with any DUI-related crime, it is extremely important to partner with experienced counsel to protect your rights, your financial health and your future.

Dedicated To Upholding Your Rights

At the Law Office of Daniel P. Dalton, P.C., DUI-related crimes are a significant part of my practice. I will bring my rigorous approach to these crimes to aggressively defend you.

If there is any part of the stop or arrest that was unlawful, I will do everything I can get work toward a dismissal. If that isn't possible, I will bring my experience in negotiation to do everything I can to mitigate the consequences as much as possible. I encourage you to get in touch.

Contact A Moline Breath Test Refusal Attorney

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact me online or call 309-517-6495 or 309-517-6496 . If your matter is urgent and my office is closed, you may call me on my after-hours mobile at 309-738-3945.