Refusal to Take a Breath Test

Albuquerque DWI/DUI Defense

The Implied Consent Act requires all registered drivers to perform a blood or breath test if a police officer suspects they have been drinking and driving. If this test is refused, offenders may face harsh penalties. Well-versed in the details of New Mexico DWI/DUI law, the Law Office of Mark Keller provides the hard-hitting criminal defense that can help minimize the penalties of your DWI/DUI.

Penalties for Refusing Blood/Breath Tests

Refusing a breathalyzer or blood test can have serious penalties that can affect your criminal and MVD hearing, including:

  • Additional charges
  • Presumed guilt
  • Automatic 1 year revocation of license

With steep consequences for refusing blood or breath tests, it is important to find an aggressive drunk driving lawyer that is committed to protecting your best interests. At the Law Office of Mark Keller, we start building a strong DWI/DUI defense on your behalf right away by launching a thorough investigation of your arrest. We carefully review the evidence that will be submitted to your case, searching out any weaknesses or injustices that could result in a dismissal.

Aggravated DWI in Albuquerque, NM

Refusing to submit to a chemical BAC test may result in the serious charge of Aggravated DWI/DUI, normally received by blowing a 0.16% or above or causing bodily injury while DWI. This charge carries more severe penalties, including:

  • At least 2 days in jail
  • Thousands in fines
  • Ignition interlock
  • Extensive probation
  • And more

Our legal team is well known throughout the state for our combined experience from both defense and prosecutorial backgrounds. Able to anticipate the state’s prosecution in your DWI/DUI case, our DWI/DUI defense attorneys can quickly counter it with effective legal strategy.

Contact a Drunk Driving Lawyer

New Mexico DWI/DUI laws are complicated and strict. Our criminal defense attorneys help you navigate your case every step of the way while tirelessly fighting for your defense in court.  Contact our experienced DWI/DUI lawyers to discuss your DWI/DUI today.

Did you refuse the breath test? Protect yourself from additional penalties and contact an experienced Albuquerque attorney: (505) 842-1440.