If you refuse the breathalyzer test after an arrest for drunk driving, your license will be suspended. The length of the license suspension depends on the number of prior offenses. For instance, after a breathalyzer test refusal, you will lose your license for:
- 180 days on a first offense;
- 3 years on a second offense;
- 5 years on a third offense; &
- Lifetime on a fourth offense.
It is important to note that the above-mentioined suspension periods are in addition to any suspension after a conviction or admission on the underlying charge. As a result, if you find yourself facing a license suspension because of a breath test refusal, contact a drunk driving lawyer who can assist you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.