What happens when you are charged with refusing a breath or blood test in PA?

When you drive in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you have given your consent to be tested for DUI. This is called “implied consent” and it is covered in Title 75 § 1547: “Any person who drives, operates or is in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle in this Commonwealth shall be deemed…

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High costs for refusing breathalyzer test among new Pennsylvania laws for 2018

A new law that recently went into effect has established a huge, new license restoration fee for drivers who refuse testing. High costs for refusing breathalyzer test among new Pennsylvania laws for 2018 Pennsylvania police will have a new financial incentive to make suspected drunk or impaied drivers consent to a breath or blood test…

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Forced Blood Draws are Ruled Unconstitutional by SCOTUS

A few months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States considered the question whether states may attach criminal penalties on a diver who refuses to submit to a blood or breath test to measure the blood alcohol concentration level during a DUI arrest. For Birchfield v. North Dakota case, the Court wanted to know in…

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