No-Refusal Checkpoints

In an effort to crack down on impaired driving, law enforcement agencies across the state are adopting the practice of “no-refusal” traffic stops and checkpoints. In other words, when a person suspected of DUI refuses to submit to a breath test, police are, in a sense, forcing them to submit to a blood test. Essentially, if a person refuses to submit to a breath test, the officer contacts an “on call” judge who will issue a warrant to obtain a sample of the person’s blood. To read more about this practice, please read our blog post here. And if you have been subject to this practice or otherwise charged with DUI or any other crime, please contact our office.

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