Can a 19 year old refuse to submit to a breathalyzer at a party, cops say it isn't an option when they have probable cause
3 Answers from Attorneys
Yes. See my blog article on the topic: http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com/2009/09/16/underage-consumption-do-i-have-to-submit-a-breath-sample-to-police-upon-request-in-minnesota/
Hello. Based on the fact pattern stated, the general answer would be 'yes'.
Tricia Dwyer Esq
Tricia Dwyer Esq & Assoc PLLC
Minnesota Criminal Defense
You may refuse. However, if there is probable cause to believe you have consumed alcohol you may be charged with underage consumption based on the officer's observations.
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