By law, you are required to submit to a breath test when requested by the police. However, refusal to take a preliminary breath test offered on the side of the road is a civil infraction punishable by a fine and no other penalties. Refusal to take the test at the station can result in a one year suspension of your driving privileges unless one of four rights are violated. Immediately contact an experienced DWI lawyer at Paul J. Tafelski, P.C. to assist you with your case if you have refused a breath test. Failure to act immediately to challenge the accusation that you refused the test may result in you unknowingly waiving your rights to fight the case. DO NOT DELAY in contacting a DWI attorney.