Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
We Defend the Bill of Rights
One Case at a Time® since 1974.
Free Consultation 305.670.9919 En Español
Miami Criminal Defense > Miami & Florida Criminal Defense FAQ Videos > What happens if I refuse a breath test in Florida?

What happens if I refuse a breath test in Florida?


Back to Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Frequently Asked Questions

Video Transcription

Florida is what’s called an implied consent State. Almost every State is. That simply means that when you get a license, it is a privilege, not a right to have a driver’s license and you consent to having your breath tested if the police officer has probable cause to believe that you’re driving under the influence. If you decline to take the test, which I strongly advise you to do, if you’ve ingested any alcohol. Although keep in mind, that having a drink and driving is not a crime, but it’s having a blood alcohol level of over .8. If you’ve had more than 1 drink of any alcoholic beverage, I strongly advise you not to take the breathalyzer test.

Yes, you’re going to have to have a separate administrative hearing to determine whether there was probably cause and that will determine whether you lose your license or not. Even if you lose your license, you can still get a work permit and if you’re represented by a law firm, by a lawyer, of experienced DUI lawyers, who understand how it works, you’ll be much better off not taking the breathalyzer if you’ve had anything to drink.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Our Office

9130 South Dadeland Blvd
Miami, Florida 33156

Telephone: 305-670-9919
Fax: 305-670-9299
Email: lawfirm@jeffweiner.com

Miami Abogado Criminal Jeffrey S. Weiner website - Delitos de Negocios, Delitos de Drogas y Apelaciones

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linked In
  • Instagram

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission from www.jeffweiner.com

We Defend the Bill of Rights
One Case at a Time® since 1974.
MileMark Media - Practice Growth Solutions

© 2017 Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. Attorney at Law. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.

Contact Form Tab