A weekend motorcycle ride in north Georgia is fun and relaxing. But law enforcement officers around Helen and Dahlonegaare cracking down on DUI. You can be charged with DUI while driving any motor vehicle. If you have been pulled over by a police officer while driving your motorcycle, the officer will likely be observing if you have a difficult time dismounting the bike, if you exhibit balance problems, if you had difficulty turning or were drifting between lanes, if they observed you weaving, and of course, if the officer (in his subjective opinion), feels that he or she has observed any unusual or inappropriate behavior by you.
The officer may ask you a series of questions and to submit to field sobriety tests as well as roadside, or preliminary breath test. If the officer feels that had been driving your motorcycle under the influence, he can arrest you for DUI and the same .08 standard and DUI rules apply.
DUI convictions can be fought and won. It may seem that Helen and Dahlonega officers are on a witch hunt to find and charge people with DUI offenses. The stop may have been illegal in the first place. The roadside sobriety test may have been conducted improperly. The breath test may be inaccurate. An experienced Lumpkin County DUI lawyer like Richard Lawson can help you review your motorcycle DUI case and contest the charges. Call his Lumpkin County office today (serving Helen, Dahlonega, and north Georgia) for a free consultation of your unique case.