Refusing Blood Alcohol Test

You Need an Attorney to Fight Your Implied Consent Charge

If you’re facing charges for DUI or Implied Consent in Middle Tennessee, contact Lords & Cate to discuss your case.

Refusing blood alcohol test such as a breathalyzer or blood for a blood test is known as an implied consent violation. This violation does not carry a criminal penalty, but it can result in loss of your drivers license. Just like a DUI, the penalty for each implied consent violation can result in a more severe penalty. These violations are most common with DUIs because you must have refused to give blood or refused to take the breath test that accompanies a DUI stop. You need an attorney to fight your implied consent charge, and we can help.

Penalties for Implied Consent Law Violation

Refusal to Submit to Blood Alcohol (BAC) Testing [55-10-406]

  • Revocation of Drivers License for 1 year – 1st offense
  • Revocation of Drivers License for 2 years  – 2nd offense
  • Revocation of Drivers License for 2 years if crash resulted in bodily injury (Most Aggravated Drunk Driving Law)
  • Revocation of Drivers License for 5 years if crash resulted in a death (Most Aggravated Drunk Driving Law)

Information provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security