Do I have a legal right to refuse a breath or blood test?

Yes, in certain instances. Any person who drives a motor vehicle in Georgia is deemed, by statute, to have given consent to a chemical test to determine drug or alcohol content of the motorist’s blood. State law also provides that a motorist can refuse to submit to a chemical test. However, as a result of refusal, the motorist could be subject to license suspension. An officer could also obtain a search warrant, which can allow the police to forcibly take a blood sample without your consent.

Suppose you are arrested by the DeKalb County police in Dunwoody, and the police officer did not seem very well-trained in DUI investigations. If you think your field sobriety tests may have been administered incorrectly, it’s important that you speak with a Dunwoody DUI attorney who can evaluate every aspect of your case.


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