After someone is pulled over for DUI in a Hall County municipality such as Oakwood, Lula, or Flowery Branch, the officer usually asks a bunch of questions and then administers one or more field sobriety tests. Then the officer will ask the driver to take a breathalyzer. A breath test such as the breathalyzer or intoxilyzer is used by the officer to take a reading of the persons blood alcohol content. Please note that the officers do not always conduct these tests correctly and the machines are often unreliable and inexact.
Prior to administering such tests, the officer must read the person an Implied Consent warning. That you have agreed to submit to such breath testing because you have a Georgia license. Your license could be suspended if you refuse such tests. Keep in mind that you always have the right, at your own expense of course, to request an independent blood test instead of relying on the method of testing the offer chooses. You still have to agree to do the officers test choice first or it will count as a refusal. A refusal can be devastating as the penalty for refusing is a one year suspension of your drivers license.
An experienced Hall County DUI lawyer can help you keep your license and fight the DUI conviction. Call the Law Offices of Richard Lawson today to discuss the unique facts of your case.
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