Consequences of Refusing to Take a DWI Test in Frisco
In Frisco, TX, if an individual suspected of DWI is stopped, the police officer can request that you perform a breath test or submit to a blood test. If you refuse to do so, then your driver’s license can be administratively suspended for 6 months.
After your refusal, the officer can seize your driver’s license and will then issue you a temporary driving permit. You then have 15 days to request an administrative hearing on the matter.
If you don’t request a hearing within 15 days, then you waive the right to challenge this administrative license suspension, and the license suspension begins 40 days after the date you were arrested. After the 6 month suspension has run, then you must pay a fee of $125 to have your driver’s license reinstated.
Refusing a blood or breath test can make it harder to prosecute your case, because without this evidence of intoxication, a jury is forced to look for other evidence that you were drunk or otherwise under the influence. The prosecution simply lacks some crucial evidence that it needs to prove its case.
If you have refused a blood or breath test in Frisco, please contact the Law Office of James Whalen at 214-368-2560 right away. We represent individuals who have refused blood or breath testing in all north Texas cities, including Frisco.