If I Refuse a Breath Test In New Jersey, What Happens To Me?

Refusal to submit to chemical testing when police suspect DWI carries many of the same penalties as the DWI itself.

By carrying a driver’s license, or just operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway, the state of New Jersey presumes that you give consent for the testing of blood, breath, or urine when you are suspected of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Being convicted of refusal the first time can cost you big. First, the state can rescind your driving privileges for a period of seven months to up to two years.

You’ll be required to attend the Intoxicated Driver Resource Program (IDRC) at a cost of $230 a day.

Fines will run from $300 to as much as $1000, and various other fees and surcharges apply.

Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 to talk to one of New Jersey’s most experienced DWI and Refusal attorneys.

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