Knoxville Implied Consent Lawyers
If you refused to submit to any of the DUI chemical tests such as blood, breath or urine, you are subject to implied consent violation penalties. This is due to the law of DUI implied consent in Tennessee. Essentially, once you are issued a driver’s license in Tennessee, you are simultaneously consenting to a blood, breath or urine test anytime you drive a motor vehicle. However, even if you are pulled over by an officer on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer must follow proper protocol.
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If you have been charged with a DUI and also refused to submit to any of the chemical DUI tests, seek the help of a skilled DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. At Butler, Vines and Babb, P.L.L.C., one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys can sit down with you to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest. We will make any relevant arguments on your behalf, including whether the arresting officer violated implied consent laws by not informing you of the consequences from a refusal.
Tennessee DUI Implied Consent
Once pulled over for a DUI, the officer must have reasonable grounds that you are impaired while operating a motor vehicle before he or she can request you to take a blood, breath or urine test. If you refuse to submit to the test, the officer must inform you of the criminal consequences of this and then again request your submittal. If the officer did not follow proper procedures, we can use this to argue that the evidence against you be thrown out.
If you refused, your license can be revoked for one year if it is your first DUI offense. For second DUI offenses, license revocation is for two years. However, we will aggressively defend you and argue against any violations of your rights that may have occurred during your DUI arrest.
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