Sleepy or DUI?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every night in the Braselton area, sleepy drivers are all over the road.  What's ironic is that officers are aggressive in arresting suspected DUI drivers, but sleepy drivers are potentially more dangerous and the symptoms of sleep deprivation can mimic DUI. 

According to studies published in many well known journals, sleep deprivation is known to have the same effects as drunk driving.  A study published in the British Scientific Journal ( in the year 2000) showed that people who drove after being awake for 17 to 19 hours performed overall worse on field sobriety tests than those who were actually DUI.  Keep in mind that a breath or blood test is not needed for the prosecuting attorneys to seek DUI convictions in Braselton, and the driver can be prosecuted on the officers observations and as well as his or her performance on the field sobriety tests.  The Braselton police officer could feel that the driver failed the tests because they were drunk, when, in fact, they are just tired!

If you are unfairly charged with a DUI, call Braselton DUI attorney Richard Lawson for a free case evaluation.  Mr. Lawson has 15 years experience successfully resolving DUI cases and can help you achieve the best possible outcome on your DUI case.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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