As someone who enjoys driving and being on the road, you probably know that there are certain actions that could threaten your license and privilege to drive. Drinking and driving, in particular, can endanger your license — and cause many other problems.
Like other states, California has implied consent laws: By accepting your license to drive in the first place, you’ve already agreed to provide a sample for a chemical test if an officer asks you do to do for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content.
If you know that your BAC is high, you may be tempted to refuse the Breathalyzer test anyhow. Here’s why this is probably not a good idea:
In all these cases, refusal to comply can harm you more than it could help.
If you are stopped by the police and are asked to take a Breathalyzer test, you should do so under most circumstances. Failing to do so may cost you your license. If your BAC comes back high, you may want to speak with your attorney about defending yourself, so you can fight against the fines and potential jail time you could face. Every drunk driving charge is serious, so protect your future.