Implied Consent and DUI in Los Angeles
California observes an “implied consent” law, which requires drivers to submit to chemical testing, such as blood, breath or urine tests, if they are suspected of drunk driving. In fact, when you apply for a driver’s license in California, you sign certain forms which contain your agreement to implied consent laws. Having a driver’s license is considered to be a privilege, not a right; this is part of the reason these laws are in place. Although a person can refuse a blood or breath test, this will result in the automatic and mandatory suspension of his or her driver’s license. Refusal of a chemical test may even be considered to be an admittance of guilt. In addition, even if you are found “not guilty” after your DUI trial, your license will still be suspended.
If you have refused blood or breath testing, you will definitely need a skilled Los Angeles DUI attorney on your side. For instance, if the officer did not inform you of implied consent and the consequences of you refusing a breath test, this may be used to your advantage in court. Regardless of the specific circumstances surrounding your implied consent refusal, a driving under the influence attorney will need to advise you on your options.
DUI Implied Consent in Los Angeles, California
Eisner Gorin LLP is a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm whose capable drunk driving lawyers share 50 years of courtroom experience among them. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases LA County and also have extensive experience in prosecution as well. Having knowledge and experience of both sides of a DUI case has given our lawyers an edge both in and out of the courtroom. For more information about implied consent call (877) 781-1570 or use online contact form.