New York DWI – DUI Test Refusals

You always have the option to refuse a breath test in New York, but you will face civil administrative penalties, including the suspension of your license, if you refuse a breath test.

You will have the opportunity to present your case at a Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative hearing, but if your request for driving privileges is denied, your license will suspended for a significant amount of time.

If you refuse a chemical test (Blood or Urine) for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), your license will be suspended at arraignment in court, and revoked for at least one year (second offense, 18 months) at a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing.

The penalties and fines for refusing to submit to a chemical test are separate from, and in addition to, the penalties and fines for alcohol or drug-related convictions.

And regardless of what test was refused, you’ll be subject to a civil penalty of $500 (second offense, $750).

Keeping Your Driving Privileges

The attorneys with encourage our clients to attend and challenge the DMV administrative refusal hearing… with us at their side.

We have found that this hearing is very beneficial. It is possible to get the suspension of your driver’s license lifted if you are successful at that hearing. And having us with you is one way to increase your chances of having your suspension lifted.

If you have refused a breath or chemical test after a NY DWI arrest anywhere in the state of New York, we urge you to call for a no obligation consultation.

The attorneys with have significant experience handling DWI license suspensions and will use their knowledge of the law and the Department of Motor Vehicles Administration to get the best possible result for you.

For some of the most experienced DWI/DUI representation in New York, give us a call. We will not pressure you. We will not play any games. We’ll answer your questions – and ask you a few as well. And if you want us to help….we will.

Why not pick up the phone and call us for a FREE consultation. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • In the NYC area and Long Island, call us at 212 683 5912.
  • For WNY & Upstate NY, call 1 800 879 6410.
  • If the call is long distance, or you live elsewhere in New York, call us for free at 1 800 879 6410.