Minneapolis DUI Test Refusal Lawyer

In Minnesota, it’s a crime for a person to refuse to give a sample of their blood, breath, or urine once they have been properly arrested and given a proper Implied Consent Warning. On a first offense, refusing to give a test actually carries a harsher criminal penalty than a first time DWI. Refusing a test also means your license will be revoked for 1 year. MSA 169A.52

Blood tests are the most reliable indicator of a person’s actual blood alcohol content but the arresting officer has the right to insist that you give a breath test.

Test Refusal cases are easy to charge, difficult to defend, and the penalties are harsh. It’s better to cooperate with the police and give the required test once your properly arrested and the proper warnings have been given. But before you give the test, be sure to speak with an experienced attorney.