What happens if I am stopped for drunk driving?

If you are stopped for driving under the influence (DUI), you will be questioned about your consumption of alcohol or drugs, asked to perform field coordination tests, and potentially requested to give a preliminary breath test at the location of the stop. You are not required to submit to this preliminary breath test and you’re your refusal to submit to …

What are the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs?

The law presumes that you are under the influence of alcohol, legally intoxicated, if the breath test shows your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher. A first-time conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a Class 1 misdemeanor, which comes with a mandatory minimum fine of $250, driver’s license suspension of one year, and …

Is it true that I can lose my license before I am convicted?

Yes. If you are arrested for DUI and you refuse to take a breath test; or if you take a breath test that shows a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more; or if you take a breath test that indicates a blood alcohol content of .02 percent or more if you are under the age of 21, then …