As a licensed driver in Tennessee, you have implicitly consented to submit to a range of sobriety tests (blood alcohol, Breathalyzer and urine) if you are pulled over by the police. If you refuse to take the test, you can be charged with an implied consent violation.
Attorney Rob McKinney represents people charged with drunk driving and implied consent violations. If you have been charged, schedule a consultation with him to review your case and legal options. Simply call us at 615-686-2115 to get started.
If you refuse to submit to a chemical test when you are pulled over by the police, your license can be revoked for a period of one year. However, you may still apply for a restricted license that would allow you to drive under limited circumstances, such as going to and from work.
An implied consent violation is a civil matter — not a criminal matter. So you cannot go to jail for refusing a test. However, if you have also been charged with and convicted of DUI, you can go to jail for that.
It is important to work with an attorney who can handle the civil and criminal components of your case. Rob McKinney can identify options that may help you keep your license and keep you out of jail.
Your options may be limited the longer you wait. That is why it is important to speak to an attorney at your earliest convenience.
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If you wish to set up an initial consultation, please call 615-686-2115 or contact us online. Offices are located in Nashville, near the courthouse.