If you have been pulled over for being suspected to be driving under the influence in Georgia, the officer may administer a number of tests including field sobriety tests and/or breathalyzer tests. To understand your rights in this circumstance, continue reading and reach out to our Georgia criminal defense attorney. If you are facing DUI charges in Georgia, it is important that you speak with an understanding attorney who can fight for your rights. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team. Our legal team at Miller Law Practice is here to help.
Do I have to take a field sobriety test?
To determine a driver’s sobriety, an officer will administer field sobriety tests. The most common field sobriety tests in Georgia include the finger-to-nose test, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, walk-and-turn, counting backward, and the one-leg stand.
However, in the state of Georgia, these field sobriety tests are not mandatory. You can refuse to take a field sobriety test.
Do I have to take a breathalyzer test?
You have the right to refuse a roadside breathalyzer test in Georiga. However, refusing a roadside breathalyzer test will likely result in you being taken to the police state. While at the police station, you no longer have the right to refuse an in-station breathalyzer. This is due to the “implied consent” in Georgia which means that by obtaining a driver’s license, you have to agree to submit to chemical tests in Georgia. When a driver violates implied consent, this may result in a one-year suspension of their driver’s license.
How can I appeal a conviction?
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Georgia, the law requires that you begin this appeal process within 30 days of your conviction. To appeal a conviction, you will file a motion for a new trial or a notice of appeal. It is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will walk you through each step of the process ahead. Our legal team at Miller Law Practice will advocate for you by exploring all avenues of defense on your behalf. If you are facing DUI charges in Georgia, look no further than retaining the services of our experienced attorney. To learn more about our services and how we can help, give our firm a call today. We are prepared to fight for your rights in court.
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