After you are pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Gwinnett County, and the law enforcement officer speaks with you and administers some field sobriety tests, the officer will usually want to conduct a chemical test of some type. This is a test of your blood, breath, or urine that measure the amount of alcohol in your system. To administer such tests, the officer must read you an “Implied Consent” notice. This basically means that by virtue of having a license in GA, you have agreed to submit to such testing. You have the right, at your own expense, to request an independent blood test and in lieu of relying on the method of testing the offer chooses. However, you still have to agree to go along with the officers test choice or it will count as a refusal. A refusal can be problematic as the consequence for refusing is a one year suspension of your drivers license. An experienced DUI attorney should be consulted to discuss your keeping your Georgia drivers license and how to deal with the aftermath of a refusal in order to get you the best possible outcome. Contact the DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Lawson today.