What happens if I refuse to take the test the officer requires me to take after reading the Informing the Accused form?
Then you will be given a Notice of Intent to Revoke. This puts you on notice that you are being accused of refusing to take a chemical test. It tells you that you have 10 business days to demand a hearing. You need to be sure to file this demand yourself, or preferably, have your lawyer file it for you. If you fail to file a demand for a hearing within 10 days, you will automatically be found guilty of a refusal. The hearing will be in front of a circuit court judge. This is not a criminal charge, but you will lose your license and there will be a waiting period for your occupational license. You may also be convicted of an OWI that may or may not be criminal. The officer may also decide to forcibly restrain you and have a blood sample taken anyway.