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If you are convicted for the first time of refusing to submit to a chemical test such as a Breathalyzer test, your driver's license will be suspended for at least

A 6 months.

If you are convicted of refusing to submit to a chemical test for drugs or alcohol upon request of a police officer, you will face the following penalties for a first offense: a fine of $200 – $500, a $200 assessment to support the state's chemical testing programs, a $500 highway safety assessment, 10 – 60 hours of community service, and license suspension for six months. You will also be required to either attend a special course on driving under the influence, undergo drug or alcohol treatment, or both. Finally, the court may require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on each motor vehicle you operate. The IID will monitor your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and prevent the vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds a preset limit. [D.Refusal to Take the Breathalyzer Test; Chapter X. Drinking and Driving; Rhode Island Driver's Manual], [R. I. G. L. 31-27-2.1]