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Hello, I'm being charged with a DUI & refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test in Wisconsin. I currently have a PA license. What would be the consequences if I am able to fight off the refusal and only plead guilty to a DUI vs. pleading guilty to refusal and DUI? This is my first offense, and I also don't have any moving traffic violations on my record. Would it be beneficial to get a WI license before my court appearance? Thank you.
It occurred in WI
Fran, but I have a PA license, DUI occurred in wi where I just recently moved - I'm not associated with the state of Illinois in any way.
Sorry. I was multitasking and likely confused the state with the one from the question I'd done before. I apologize and am happy that one of us is a decent proofreader.The part about the year's suspension on top of the 6 month suspension is Wisconsin law. Under Wisconsin law, you can get an occupational license even after a refusal. It would, however, mean waiting longer to be eligible to apply for it. YOu can see this here.
You mentioned it would be very hard to beat refusal charges on my own. However, I suffered three fractures on my head less than a year ago and I still simply cannot blow hard enough for the test to go through. I did not refuse - 1st out of 2 breathalyzer tests they submitted me to was successful , however 2nd wasn't - I tried multiple times. I asked officers to do a blood test, but they didn't. I was cooperating, I did not refuse, I simply was not able to finish it successfully. If I bring a proof of my injury from a doctor, do you think I would be successful in arguing my case?
Above you said it would be beneficial to get a WI license, if possible... why is that so? If I don't get it, what will happen after WI DMV reports me to PA DMV?
Yes, but Wisconsin will also suspend my license once I'm convicted. And this brings us back to my initial question - what would be the consequences of keeping my PA license? You already told me it that suspension would be 6 + 12 months in WI, but how about PA?
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