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Refusal to Submit to a Breath, Blood or Urine Test

If you have been arrested for DUI that involves an alleged refusal to submit to a chemical test of your blood, breath or urine, then contact an experienced St. Petersburg DUI defense attorney at the Morris Law Firm, P.A. to fight a prosecution in Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL, or the surrounding areas including Bradenton in Manatee County, Sarasota in Sarasota County, Tampa in Hillsborough County, and New Port Richey or Dade City in Pasco County.

St. Petersburg DUI Refusal Attorney

If you refused to take the chemical test of your breath, blood or urine, the prosecutor will be without their favorite piece of evidence – the results of a chemical test showing the driver was over the legal limit of 0.08 or that certain drugs were in the driver’s system. In many of these cases, a DUI conviction can be avoided by aggressively fighting the charges.

Although Florida law provides for certain administrative penalties that affect your Florida driver’s license for the first refusal to submit to a chemical test of your breath, blood or urine, no driver is required to take the test. In many cases, the prosecutor will seek to use the fact that you refused (or declined the officer’s request to take a chemical test) as an indication that you did so because you knew you were guilty of DUI. Called the “consciousness of guilty” argument, your defense attorney can argue other reasons why the refusal occurred that have nothing to do with being believing you were guilty of DUI.

Morris Law Firm, P.A. | DUI Refusal

Contact the Morris Law Firm, P.A. to discuss your DUI arrest that involves an alleged refusal to submit to a chemical breath, blood or urine test. We can talk with you about the particular facts of your case and help you learn more about the best way to fight the DUI charges to avoid a conviction. We represent men and women charged with a DUI refusal case throughout the greater Tampa Bay area including St. Petersburg and Clearwater in Pinellas County, Bradenton in Manatee County, Dade City and New Port Richey in Pasco County, and Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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    Melinda Morris is a former prosecutor and has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing enabling us to identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you.


    We never settle for the easiest outcome or the typical result. We know how to negotiate with the State Attorney and we will work to get you the best possible outcome.


    Melinda Morris has practiced criminal law for over 20 years. Our clients trust advice that comes from experience in nearly every type of criminal case.


    We will know every client’s story because we will take the time to listen and understand. You will work with your attorney one-on-one at every stage of the process.


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    The government is wasting no time in trying to prove your guilt, a proactive defense is imperative. Prompt and decisive action from your defense attorney is of critical importance.

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