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Any person who refuses to submit to a chemical test has 15 days from the date of the offense to appeal to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to challenge their refusal. The issues to be addressed are as follows: 1) were you arrested; 2) did the officer/trooper have reasonable grounds to believe that you were under the influence of alcohol; and 3) did you refuse to submit to the chemical test or analysis.

NOTE: There is no hardship eligibility on your chemical test refusal suspension

Given the enhanced penalties under Melanie’s Bill for refusing the breath test on multiple drunk driving offenses it is advisable to challenge your refusal suspension.