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What Is Implied Consent?

When you are stopped for driving drunk you will be asked to submit to chemical testing of your blood, breath or urine. You should consider the consequences of refusing to submit to chemical testing. In Wisconsin a refusal to submit to chemical testing may result in an automatic revocation of your operating privileges for one or more years. Moreover, a prior refusal is considered a prior offense if you are subsequently stopped and charged with drunk driving. If you agree to chemical testing you also have the right to request an additional test at your expense.

Submitting to chemical testing is different than answering a police officer's questions. You always have a right to remain silent and can refuse to answer questions posed to you. You must tell the officer you wish to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. The officer will independently ask if you will voluntarily submit to chemical testing of your blood, breath, or urine.

Lawton & Cates, S.C. can advise you on how your case may affect your ability to drive. We can assist you in your defense to any charges that are brought against you. We can also help you obtain an occupational driver's license.

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