What to Say and Do if You are Stopped by the Police for DUI in Georgia

Posted about 4 years ago. Applies to Georgia, 2 helpful votes



Be polite.

Be polite to the officer.


If the officer asks you if you've been drinking, say this.

Say "On the advice of counsel, I will take no field sobriety test, and I will answer no questions until I speak with my lawyer." Say nothing further.


Have your license, registration, and insurance easily ready.

Have ready: your license, registration, and insurance, but only give these to the cop if he requests so.


You may refuse to take a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test...

You may refuse to take a Breathalyzer, blood, or urine test, but you'll lose your license for a year. Blood tests are more accurate, and you may ask for one instead of the Breathalyzer, but you must pay for the test and find a doctor to do it. Remember, the police control the Breathalyzer.


If asked for consent to search your car, say: "No."

Never consent to a search of your car.


Sign the ticket.

If given a ticket you should sign it or else you could be arrested.

Additional Resources

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. www.ncdd.com


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