The High Cost of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

If you have been arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts, it is important to find experienced legal counsel as quickly as possible. Refusing a breathalyzer test brings serious consequences, including the immediate revocation of your driving privileges. At Gilman Law, we understand what's at risk when it comes to DUI, OUI and license suspension cases, and we know how to fight to protect the rights of the people we serve.

Will my license be suspended if I refuse a breathalyzer test?

If you are arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts, it is important to be aware that there can be two separate license suspensions in play.

  • The first is the suspension that is effective immediately after the breathalyzer test refusal or failure. This suspension can last from 180 days to a lifetime, depending on the prior OUI conviction history of the individual. 
  • The second, additional license suspension occurs if the individual is found guilty or accepts a plea at the case conclusion.

It is extremely important to understand the consequences before deciding to refuse a breathalyzer test. Retaining the services of an experienced DUI defense lawyer could not be more important.  An attorney at Gilman Law has extensive knowledge of the laws associated with OUI arrests, breathalyzers, and license reinstatement with the RMV, and develops legal and administrative strategies tailored to get results.

If you are arrested and are alleged to have refused the breathalyzer test, you only have 15-days from your arrest to challenge the refusal suspension. The appeal must be started at the Boston Registry of Motor Vehicles within 15-days of your arrest. These are very detailed and narrow appeals. Our attorneys have appealed hundreds of these suspensions and have the experience to appeal these lengthy suspensions.

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Suspended license attorney in Massachusetts

If you are dealing with an OUI case and need help getting your license restored, turn to Gilman Law. Our attorneys have the administrative background and legal knowledge needed to provide comprehensive assistance with all aspects of your case, from securing a court win to fulfilling all relevant administrative tasks that occur only at the RMV.

Even if you are found not guilty of the OUI offense, or your case is dismissed, the RMV never automatically restores your license – the license reinstatement can only be achieved through the agency, where a Hearing Officer will act as judge, prosecutor, and jury, and decide on your case. Our firm’s founder, Matthew Gilman, served as an RMV Hearing Officer, handling over 15,000 cases, and has a breadth of insight into the agency’s inner workings. He is well qualified to achieve results when seeking license reinstatement or a hardship license. 

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Why choose Gilman Law after refusing the breath test?

Our lead attorney can provide personalized assistance at every step of the process to increase your chances of getting your license reinstated quickly. Whether you're facing license suspension due to a breathalyzer refusal or other charges related to an OUI arrest, our attorneys are ready to listen and provide guidance and support, with honesty and integrity. Contact us today and get started on the path towards regaining your right to drive!

Experts in license suspension in Massachusetts

With our expertise in DUI defense, Gilman Law is the go-to resource for OUI and DUI defense, and license suspension cases. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for comprehensive legal support and guidance – we’re ready to bring their experience and resources to fight for your rights!

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We can help you get your license back after a breathalyzer refusal

Gilman Law is one of the largest driver’s license suspension and OUI/DUI law firms in Massachusetts, offering flexible pricing plans, and could start working on your case right away. We understand that each client's situation is unique and will do all the necessary work with the RMV to pursue a fast, positive outcome for your case. Furthermore, they strive to be transparent and provide honest opinions so that clients are informed about their options every step of the way.

With Gilman Law on your side, you can rest assured that you will have the best chance of getting your license back as soon as possible. Contact us today to get started!

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