Breathalyzer Test Refusal If your future is at risk, your attorney can make all the difference.

DWI/DUI Refusal Exams & DWI/DUI Refusal Hearings

A drunk driving charge carries serious consequences. The potential penalties are greatly increased if you refuse a Breathalyzer test after being arrested for suspicion of DWI/DUI. When your future is at stake, retaining experienced legal representation is essential.

I am Brooklyn Breathalyzer refusal defense lawyer Wilson LaFaurie and I have defended more than 1,000 people throughout the city of New York and Long Island in criminal proceedings. As a former prosecutor, I have experience working both sides of a case and I will use that knowledge to help get the best possible results in your case.

Consequences for Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

Under New York's implied consent law, just the act of driving on the roads means that you have already consented to taking a Breathalyzer test. As such, the consequences of refusing a breath test following a DUI/DWI/drunk driving arrest are swift and severe. You will face the prospect of losing your driver's license for one year as well as pay hundreds of dollars in fines. These penalties are increased if you have already been convicted of a DWI.

Defending Your Rights in DWI Refusal Hearings

If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you can fight your driver's license suspension at a DWI refusal hearing. Although the implied consent law seems clear on its face, there are a number of arguments that I may be able to raise in your favor. For example, the Supreme Court recently held that blood may not be taken for drunk driving purposes without a warrant. It can be argued that this should extend to breath tests as well. In addition, if the police did not have sufficient probable cause to stop or arrest you, I may be able to get the case dismissed.

A DWI refusal hearing is civil in nature. This means that you will still have to face the underlying drunk driving charge in criminal court. I will fight to defend your rights in both cases and I will work hard to limit the potential damage.

Call for a Free Consultation With a New York City DUI Defense Lawyer

Charges of drunk driving and refusing a breath test can have serious consequences. That is why you need a serious defense. Contact me, a Brooklyn Breathalyzer refusal defense attorney, online or call (718) 215-9182 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Hablamos Español.

Reviews from Our Clients

  • I can honestly say if I had hired any another attorney I would not have had the same results.

    “I was truly pleased with the services of Mr. Lafaurie. I had to take care of a few tickets I was given and was not going to be able to make the court date because I did not reside in Brooklyn anymore. ...”

    - Satchel
  • Wilson LaFaurie is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses

    “Wilson LaFaurie is a skilled trial attorney. He is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses. I recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI or DWI offense. His reputation for being an aggressive ...”

    - Attorney Izabel Garcia
  • His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.

    “I met Wilson co-counseling on a feling criminal trial. I am impressed with his skills. His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.”

    - Attorney Lisa Pelosi
  • His reassurance helped ease my anxiety.

    “We engaged Mr. LaFaurie for a case involving our son. We were extremely pleased with the results of our case (dismissed) and the very efficient, professional manner in which he responded to all of our ...”

    - Donna
  • He met and exceeded our expectations.

    “Mr. LaFaurie is absolutely all class and extremely knowledgeable. When I chose him to represent my friend we knew he was fully capable. He met and exceeded our expectations. He listens to you, gives ...”

    - Felix

Case Results

  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated
  • Hung Jury; No Conviction Homicide/Murder Case
  • Straight Probation Robbery/Assault Case
  • No Charges Filed Perjury By Victim
  • Not Guilty Verdict On All Charges Driving While Intoxicated For The 3rd Time
  • Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor Charge Credit Card Fraud, Previously Convicted In Outside State
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault Charge
  • License Reinstated DWI Refusal Hearing
  • Full Driving Privileges Restored DWI Refusal Hearings
  • Dismissed DWI/DUI - Six Arrests

Qualities that Define Excellence

  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Experience as a Former Prosecutor
  • Over 2,000 Cases Handled
  • 300+ Cases Won in Jury Trial
  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Se Habla Español

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