It is important to understand that California imposes what is referred to as an “implied consent” law. This law states that if you drive a car in Los Angeles, California, and are lawfully arrested for a California DUI, you are deemed to have given consent to the chemical testing of either:
What this means to you?
You are actually required by law to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol and/or drug content in your body after you have been lawfully arrested for a California DUI.
Note the distinction between the hand-held Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test that may be offered at the scene of the vehicle stop, before you get arrested. Different DUI laws apply to the Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test, depending on the age of the driver and your prior DUI record. Although the PAS test is non-mandatory for adults, it is mandatory for those under 21. If you are under 21 and suspected of DUI, you are also deemed to have given consent to the PAS and an additional blood, breath.
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