Question: Do I have to take a breathalyzer if I am stopped and suspected of and arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, CA?

Answer: If pulled over for a DUI investigation and the officer asks you to do a breath or blood test and you refuse, you will likely be charged with a refusal “enhancement.” If it sticks, then there will likely be additional penalties that would include a longer alcohol program requirement and a 1 year license suspension with no restricted license option (for a 1st DUI offense). You should contact an attorney to assist you with your case. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss in more detail.

Phil Hache,

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts.