In Florida, refusing to submit to a breath test leads to administrative and criminal sanctions. If this is the first time you have refused to submit to a breath test, you may lose your driving privileges for up to one year. But, if you already have refused to submit to a breath test in the past, this second time can be charged with misdemeanor other than DUI, which can generate additional jail time, fines, and 18 months suspension the driver’s license.
There are defenses to these sanctions, the most important to establish whether there is probable cause to arrest for DUI, which triggers the right of the police to request a breath test. But you will only have 10 days to challenge a license suspension for DUI and / or refusal to submit to a breath test. That is why it is imperative to immediately contact a DUI attorney.