Q Is it better to take the breath test or refuse it after a DUI arrest in New London, Connecticut?
AWhat if you're pulled over for suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in New London, Connecticut; is it better to cooperate with police?
There is no simple answer to this question. Each case is fact specific. But you should know about the Connecticut DUI implied consent law.
The State of Connecticut has an implied consent law which states that if you choose to drive a motor vehicle in this state you are consenting to either a blood, breath or urine test if you're suspected of driving under the influence. Under the law, you may refuse a blood test and take either a breath or urine test.
If you submit to any test and the results show a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, your license will be suspended. At the current time, a first time offender's license will be revoked for a period of 90 days. If you refuse to submit to a chemical analysis test, first time refusals will get a six month suspension. Moreover, a refusal can be used against you in court to show an inference of guilt. So, for a first time offender the license suspension is longer for a refusal.
If you have been arrested for DUI and need help. You can contact the DUI lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.