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Refusal of Breath or Blood Test

Know Your Rights. Protect Your Rights.

If your vehicle is stopped on a Virginia road, you are not legally required to take a field sobriety test, even if a law enforcement officer asks forcefully. However, a refusal to take a breath or blood test at the police station can have significant consequences. If you are convicted of first-time refusal, you are subject to a mandatory one-year loss of your driver’s license with no possibility of obtaining a restricted license.

If you refused a blood or breath test and you want to reach the best possible outcome of your case, it is essential that you talk to an experienced DUI attorney about your legal rights and options. At Nichols & Green PLLC, we have successfully represented hundreds of drivers. Our attorneys have an exceptional understanding of DUI laws and DUI prosecution — and the effect DUI can have on your life. Most importantly, we have an extensive track record of taking cases to trial, mounting circuit court appeals — and winning.

In addition to extensive technical training, attorney Luke Nichols is the author of “The Virginia DUI Handbook” (2010). Contact Nichols & Green PLLC today for a free copy.

Every Refusal Situation Is Different

When it comes to DUI and refusal cases, every situation truly is different. Virginia DUI laws are complex, and many technological and forensic issues may come into play. Numerous possible defenses are at our disposal.

If you have been charged with DUI, DWI or refusing a Breathalyzer or blood test, the lawyers of Nichols & Green PLLC can help you explore possible strategies and find the one that will help you reach your goals.

Contact an Alexandria and Prince William County Field Sobriety Test Attorney

Do you have questions about field sobriety tests, Breathalyzers or other critical DUI matters? Contact Luke Nichols, a defense attorney and a trained field sobriety test instructor, for a free consultation.

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