Gwinnett County DUI Breath Test Refusals

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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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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