DUI Refusal Georgia
Did you know that, in the state of Georgia, it is against the law to refuse to refuse a breathalyzer if an officer asks you to take one? In fact, under the state's Implied Consent Law, the penalties for refusing to perform a chemical test are just as severe as they are for failing. Here's what you need to know about DUI refusal in Georgia:
Across the United States, it is against the law for a person to get behind the wheel if he or she has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more. As a result of this law, you can be arrested for DUI if you are found to have an illegal amount of alcohol in your system—even if your ability to operate a vehicle was not impaired at the time.
Officers rely on chemical test to determine whether a driver should be arrested for DUI. Designed to calculate BAC based on the amount of alcohol detected in a person's breath, blood, or urine, these tests are often the most important piece of evidence used to prove a driver is guilty of driving under the influence. In light of this fact, many drivers mistakenly believe that by refusing to perform the test, they have a better chance of avoiding a conviction than they would if they took the test and failed it. However, this is far from true.
As a licensed driver, you agreed to comply if a law enforcement officer ever suspected you of DUI and asked you to perform a chemical test in order to determine your BAC—this is what's known as implied consent. Although you may not remember agreeing to this, the fact is that simply having a Georgia driver’s license is enough to indicate your consent. Refusing the test, therefore, is a violation of this law and can carry serious penalties such as fees, license suspension, and even jail time.
As an exclusive DUI defense firm, the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis has successfully represented thousands of drivers who are accused of violating the state’s Implied Consent Law. For years, we’ve helped our clients reduce or eliminate the charges against them—and chances are, we can do the same for you.
To discuss your DUI refusal with one of the most experienced drunk driving defense attorneys in the state, contact Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Unlike other firms in the area, we charge just one flat fee to handle both your administrative suspension and criminal DUI refusal case, and even offer a variety of payment options to help make your legal expenses more affordable.
Remember, with the penalties you’re facing, the question isn’t whether you can afford an attorney, but whether you can afford not to have one. Call Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis to start planning your defense.
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