Can you refuse a breathalyzer test in Hawaii?

Q: Can you refuse a breathalyzer test in Hawaii?

A: Drivers in Hawaii are not required to submit to a breathalyzer or field sobriety test, BUT there are some important factors to consider:

  • In Hawaii, if you refuse a breath or blood test to determine your alcohol level you can be subjected to an additional license revocation period.
  • If you are involved in an accident you can be forced to take a blood test if the Police are able to get a warrant.
  • If there is an injury to yourself or another person, you can be forced to take a blood test if the Police are able to get a warrant.
  • If you are unconscious a test can also be administered without your permission if the police are able to get a warrant.

Q: Are breath test results always accurate?

A: No. There are many things that can affect the results of a breath test. Consult with a local Maui DUI/OUI lawyer to discuss possible defenses.

What to do if you face DUI charges:

If you have been arrested for a DUI/OUI, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Our experienced lawyers will review the details of your arrest and work with you to see if the charges can be reduced or even get the case dismissed.

Don’t let a criminal DUI/OUI conviction threaten your future! If you are facing DUI/OUI charges in Hawaii contact our office for a free no-commitment consultation today.

The law firm of Wong Leong Cuccia has a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in DUI/OUI defense in Hawaii and we serve all of Maui County (Maui, Lanai & Molokai).

Common acronyms used to describe driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Hawaii: OUI; DUI; Drunk Driving; Driving Under the Influence; Operating Under the Influence

Don’t let a criminal DUI conviction threaten your future, contact our office for a free, no-commitment consultation today.

Use the form below to set up an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys or call us at 808-727-2150

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Is a DUI a felony in Hawaii?

An arrest for a DUI/OUI with no prior convictions in the last 10 years is considered a Petty Misdemeanor. A second arrest for a DUI/OUI with one prior conviction in the last 10 years is also considered a petty misdemeanor. But if you are arrested in Hawaii for OUI/DUI and have two prior convictions in…

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How can I get out of a DUI in Hawaii?

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI/OUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Hawaii, it’s highly recommended that you engage an experienced attorney in the county where you have been arrested. We at Wong Leong Cuccia have a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in DUI/OUI defense in Hawaii and we…

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