DUI Breathalyzer Refusals

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A DUI in Georgia is really two different prosecutions.  There is the criminal prosecution side and then the administrative suspension process prosecuted by the Department of Driver Services (DDS).  The DDS prosecution can be problematic when the driver refused to submit to the breath or blood test requested by the police officer.  In case of a refusal of such test, the officer will usually take your drivers license and submit a request to DDS to suspend your drivers license for one year.  There is generally no temporary or limited driving permit available for these types of suspensions.  Within 10 days following your arrest, an appeal letter can be sent to DDS to demand a hearing on the suspension.  A DUI lawyer can help you with this appeal and subsequent hearing. 

On the bright side, when you refuse a breathalyzer, you do not have to incriminate yourself by providing the state with its results that it can later use against you in the case.  You may have a better chance at winning your case if the state does not have such information to use against you. 

Call the Law Office of Richard Lawson today for more information on breath test refusals and for a consultation on your case.

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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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