Wednesday, April 20, 2016
DUI Lawyer Talk: How Implied Consent Laws Can Affect DUI Charges
As if being charged with driving under the influence isn't bad enough, every state in the nation, Washington included, has also adopted what are known as implied consent laws. In the past, if you were pulled over and asked to submit to a breathalyzer or chemical blood test, you could simply decline, and then the prosecution wouldn't have any forensic evidence to prove that you were indeed intoxicated, which would sometimes result in the charges being dropped. However, the implied consent laws have made it so that this is no longer the case.