Refusing the DUI Test in Georgia

Evan A. Watson

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DUI / DWI Attorney - Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta DUI Attorney Evan Watson discusses how a an alleged refusal of state testing can affect your criminal case and driver's license in the State of Georgia.

Under Georgia's Implied Consent law, all motorist are deemed to have given consent to testing of their "blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances" to determine if they are impaired by illegal drugs or alcohol. Often times, immediately following a DUI arrest, the arresting officer will demand a sample of your blood or breath for testing. A failure to give your permission, or even your silence will be construed as a refusal and can have serious consequences on your rights.

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The definition, charges, and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) vary by state and depend on a number of factors.

Refusing a DUI test

You are within your rights to refuse to take a sobriety test, but be aware that you may face severe consequences for doing so.

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