What are the licensing consequences if I take the BAC test or refuse the test?
The administrative action is as follows:
.08 Adult or .02 Juvenile BAC test
- For a first incident within 7 years, suspension or denial for ninety days
- For a second or subsequent incident within 7 years, revocation or denial for two years or until the person reaches age twenty-one, whichever is longer in the case of a juvenile.
Refusal to take the test
Under RCW 46.20.308, you have the right to refuse a BAC test. If you refuse however, your license will be suspended as follows:
- For a first refusal within 7 years, revoke the license for one year.
- For a second or subsequent refusal within 7 years, or for a first refusal where there has been one or more previous incidents within 7 years that have resulted in administrative action under this section, revocation or denial for two years or until the person reaches age twenty-one, whichever is longer.
In most cases, it is better to take the BAC test.
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