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If I’m suspected of driving under the influence, can I refuse to take a breathalyzer test?

Yes. You have the right to refuse to take a breathalyzer test, but you should know that this decision may result in an immediate thirty day suspension of your license, as well as an additional one year suspension. Police officers are required to make you aware of your rights before conducting the breathalyzer test. The breathalyzer machine must be regulated and maintained in order to take accurate readings. Any error in the administration of the test can be used in your defense and faulty breathalyzer results can lead to the dismissal of your charge. For more information, contact the Appleton criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C..