Blood, Breath And Urine Tests: Know Your Rights
Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
Under Minnesota law, all drivers and operators of motor vehicles are automatically assumed to have given their consent to chemical testing. This means that if a police officer has probable cause to think that you have been drinking and driving, he or she can order you to take a blood, breath or urine test.
Note: A preliminary breath test (PBT) is not the same as the more rigorous DATAMASTER breath test. You can refuse the PBT, but it is illegal to refuse the DATAMASTER.
If you refuse to submit to the required blood, breath or urine tests, you can be charged with a gross misdemeanor crime. Before taking any test, however, you have the right to consult an attorney. Take advantage of this right and call Bauer Law Office right away.
The Laws Are Changing, So Talk To A Lawyer Who Stays Up To Date
The laws regarding blood, breath and urine tests are constantly changing. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court are currently debating whether law enforcement officers require a warrant for blood and urine tests.
Because of ongoing cases like these, talk to me to learn about your rights. At my law firm, I am diligent about staying on the cutting-edge of this rapidly developing aspect of DWI law.
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Remember, you can ask to call a lawyer before taking a DWI chemical or breath test so that you fully understand and protect your rights, so contact Bauer Law Office. You can also rely on us to defend you against DUI and DWI charges after failing a chemical or breath test.