What is Implied Consent?

If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving, the law enforcement officer most likely asked you to perform a field sobriety test or breathe into a breathalyzer device. However, what many people do not realize is that the police cannot force someone to submit to these tests. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 20% of people suspected of drunk driving refuse to submit to BAC testing (blood alcohol content testing). Although it may help your case to not have any evidence against you, there are certain penalties that occur when the driver refuses.

Due to implied consent law, motorists agree to submit to alcohol testing when they are given their driver's license. If they go against this agreement, they risk having their license suspended. In Missouri, the penalties for implied consent refusal include a suspended license. However, even if there is hard evidence against you, there are always ways a Kansas City DUI lawyer from our firm could defend you. Searching for a lawyer for a DUI/DWI in Kansas City? To learn more, contact a Kansas City DUI attorney from their team.