Every Holiday season the number of alcohol related offenses rises exponentially. DWI Checkpoint locations are generally selected based on the likelihood of catching impaired drivers. So, roads near bars or other venues on a holiday weekend are likely targets.
If you are charged in Wake County with an offense such as DWI, you have the right to refuse any test. However, refusing to provide a breath sample after arrest will cause a one year suspension of your license for that “refusal.” Your refusal could also be used against you in court.
If you refuse a breath test, DMV will send you a letter notifying you of that one year suspension. It is important to contact a DMV hearing attorney right away. It may be possible to fight that mandatory suspension by requesting a DMV hearing.
If you have questions about DWIs in general or want to know more about possible consequences of refusing to take a breath test, contact the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel. There are ways to fight these charges, and attorneys like Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel can fight for the best possible outcome for your case.