Violation of the implied consent law.
A common companion charge to driving under the influence Nashville DUI is the violation of the implied consent law. In Tennessee, a driver of a motor vehicle is deemed to have given consent to a test or tests for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of that person’s blood or the drug content of the person’s blood.
The refusal to allow said test can result in the suspension of your driver’s license or imposition of the requirement that you operate only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device.
If you are charged with refusal to submit to the test, then you may have a defense against the charge. Elements of such a defense include the following: the officer failed to provide you with the specific and necessary warning and information about the test, or the law enforcement officer did not have reasonable grounds to believe you were driving while under the influence Nashville. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you need a Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer to protect your rights and explore all possible options for attacking the charge and preserving your record.