ALWAYS submit to chemical test when requested to do so by law enforcement officer. In Michigan when you sign your registration and apply for a Michigan Drivers’ License you are consenting to the chemical test. Refusal to consent to a blood or breath test will result in an Implied Consent suspension.
If arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, you will be required to take a chemical test to determine your bodily alcohol content (BAC). Under Michigan’s Implied Consent Law, all drivers are considered to have given their consent to this test. If you refuse a test, six points will be added to your driver record and your license, or non-resident operating privilege, will be suspended for one year. A suspension of a license, or non-resident operating privilege, is automatic for any refusal to submit to the test. This is a separate consequence from any subsequent convictions resulting from the traffic stop. If you are arrested a second time in seven years and again unreasonably refuse the test, six points will be added to your driver record and your license, or non-resident operating privilege, will be suspended for two years. If you refuse to take the test under the Implied Consent Law or if the test shows your BAC is 0.08 or more, your Michigan driver’s license will be destroyed by the officer and you will be issued a 625g paper permit to drive until your case is resolved in court.
The Implied Consent suspension may be appealed to the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division. The request for hearing must be mailed within 14 days of the date of arrest or your operator’s or chauffeur’s license and vehicle group designation or operating privilege will be automatically suspended. You are not required to have an attorney at this hearing, but an attorney may represent you if you wish.
Todd Levitt, Mount Pleasant Michigan Lawyer is viewed by his peers as one of the leading lawyers in Michigan at restoring driving rights once they have been suspended. Todd Levitt specializes in Drivers License Restoration Appeals as well as Implied Consent Suspensions.
Your ability to operate a motor vehicle is very important for you to keep your job, kids and independence. You must hire an attorney who understands the Motor Vehicle Code. Todd Levitt is that attorney. He can be reached for a free consultation at 989-772-6000yttfr