Hall County Breathalyzers and Refusals

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 08, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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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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