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Should I agree to take a breathalyzer test? What happens in Florida if I do not?

If you have consumed alcohol, you’re probably better off not taking the breathalyzer test. However, there are certain negative consequences to not taking a breath test you should be aware of.

Number one, your refusal to submit to a breathalyzer can be used against you in your DUI case.

Number two, your license will be administratively suspended following a DUI arrest and that suspension will be longer if you refuse to take a breath test than if you blow over the legal limit.

Finally, if you refuse to take a breath test and your license has been suspended previously for refusing to take a breath test, that alone can constitute a separate misdemeanor of refusing to submit to the breath test.

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