If you refused to submit to a chemical test there are several penalties that may be imposed. California has the implied consent law. A person who drives a motor vehicle in the State of California has consented to submit to a blood or breath test to determine his/her blood alcohol content pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 23612. Failure to submit to, or complete, a breath test will result in a fine, mandatory imprisonment if convicted of Vehicle Code Section 23152 or 23153, and a one year license suspension on a first offense. If it was a second offense within 10 years, the license will be revoked for a two year period.