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Definition - What does Urine Test mean?

Drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs will be asked to submit to a chemical test. Chemical tests can be done by testing a driver's blood, urine or breath. Urine tests are thought to be the least reliable of the three tests and are generally only favored in most states if the driver is thought to be under the influence of drugs.

Refusing to take a chemical test may result in the automatic suspension of a driver's license. Implied consent laws have been passed in most states, and under these laws a driver has given their "implied consent" to submit to a chemical test if they have been arrested for DUI. Suspensions may be challenged by requesting a hearing.

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  • Automatic Suspension -- Due to this additional penalty, it is said that a person has to face two trials regarding a DUI charge.

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