Consequences for Chemical Test Refusal for 3rd DUI

08 November 2014

Orange County DUI Defense Attorney


The punishment increases for a 3rd DUI conviction within 10 years of two prior DUI convictions.  A refusal to take either a blood or breath test also increases the punishment you can face.


The punishment for not submitting to a blood or breath test on your 3rd DUI will result in:


  • 10 additional days in jail
  • 3 year driver license suspension without the ability to obtain a restricted license


Just like any DUI refusal, the driver license suspension does not allow for a restricted license.  This means a chemical test refusal on your 3rd DUI can result in three years of suspension.  Driving while on a suspended license can result in an additional misdemeanor.

The chemical test refusal does have to be proven.  Defenses may be available depending on the circumstances of the case.

If you were arrested for driving under the influence, consult the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-3626.  I can help you fight against the court and the DMV to keep your driver license. For more information, read the DUI section.