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Alcohol Breath Test-Should I Consent?

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2021 | DWI |

Should I consent to a breath test?

Follow this link to estimate your BAC level. If you refused to provide a sample, your license will be suspended in the State of Texas.

What happens if I refuse a breath test?

The handling police officer will attempt to get a “blood search warrant” from a magistrate judge to retrieve your blood without your consent. However, this usually lengthens the period of time in which the sample is retrieved. Thus, your BAC might be lower due to the passage of time. The refusal will lead you to have your driver’s license suspended until your Administrative License Revocation hearing.

What if I blew above a .15 on the breathalyzer?

BLOOD/BREATH ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION: if a BAC is .15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is Class A Misdemeanor.