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Breathalyzer issues affect accusations of alcohol-related offense

There are millions of drivers on New York roadways every day. Some may end up being charged with an alcohol-related offense. Such a charge could have serious implications on a person's life, including expulsion from school or the loss of job, regardless of whether the charge results in a conviction. However, some people are starting to question the accuracy and reliability of an important tool used to prosecute those accused of driving under the influence.

How does a Breathalyzer test refusal affect my case?

Many New York residents have to face charges of intoxicated driving at some point during their lives. They likely know how serious these types of offenses are considered and are aware of the potential punishments. They might mistakenly believe that if they do not submit to testing for their blood alcohol content, that it will work in their favor, but that may not be the case. A Breathalyzer test refusal can have significant consequences of which accused persons need to be aware.

New York man refused a Breathalyzer test at police department

When a person is accused of a DWI, the effects it can have on other aspects of his or her life may not be well-known. In addition to possible jail time or hefty fines, the defendant may have trouble securing eventual employment. The future of one New York man remains uncertain,after he was recently arrested for a DWI. The police say that he refused a Breathalyzer test.

Police officer refused a Breathalyzer test in New York

Though police officers are the individuals expected to uphold the law, they can also have lapses in judgment. As a result, an officer could find himself facing charges for DWI if he is suspected of having been drinking and driving. If the individual also refused a Breathalyzer test, he could potentially face other consequences as well.

New York man suspected of DWI refused a Breathalyzer test?

Being accused of a DWI can have a devastating impact on one’s life. The punishments associated with such a crime range from fines to potential incarceration. Some New York residents may have refused a Breathalyzer test in these types of situations, but the consequences of doing so can be even more dire. A man who was recently suspected of driving while intoxicated would not subject to any sobriety testing, which may determine punishment if he is found guilty.

New York mother looking for her kids refused a Breathalyzer test

Many New York parents may have faced the quick scare of losing a child for a split second. Children can run off in an instant, no matter how attentive the parents are. Thankfully, many of the children are found after just a short time of parents searching. One mother, however, has found herself in legal trouble after allegedly searching for her children. The end result was a DWI charge after she allegedly refused a Breathalyzer test.

2 New York men refused a Breathalyzer test, licenses revoked

Many different circumstances can happen in the state of New York when one is accused of driving under the influence, but what happens if someone refused a Breathalyzer test? If a standard field sobriety test is given and the person fails it, a Breathalyzer is typically used to determine whether or not the person was driving intoxicated. In addition to a breath test, a blood test may be given to determine sobriety. If these tests are failed by the accused, there are different penalties one will likely encounter -- depending on the severity of intoxication. Of all the possible scenarios, citizens may find that the harshest outcome may follow someone who refused a Breathalyzer test entirely.

Man who refused a Breathalyzer test arrested for aggravated DWI

Numerous traffic and drunk driving arrests were made during the weekend of Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 in the Hamptons and nearby towns. Some of the arrests were made by the Southampton Town Police and some by the New York State Police. In one case, a 35-year-old male of Riverhead was arrested in Riverside on Oct. 20 on a felony drunk driving charge. Not only was he driving without a driver's license but he also refused a Breathalyzer test, according to police.

New York Breathalyzer test refusal charged against politician

A town councilman in upstate New York has been arrested on driving while intoxicated allegations. The traffic stop and the events that followed raise some important legal issues regard DWI charges in general, and a Breathalyzer test refusal in particular. The man, a 45-year-old Saranac Lake resident, was arraigned on several criminal charges related to DWI, including a separate criminal charge for having refused a Breathalyzer test.

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