Right to Refuse in Cherokee County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recent studies have concluded there is a trend of people being forced to submit to chemical testing of their blood or breath.  Judges are signing warrants to take the blood of DUI Suspects who refuse to take a breath test.  This is a violation of a person's 4th Amendment right against self-incrimination.  In the State ofGeorgia, you have a statutory right to refuse testing. However, there are exceptions to this rule.  In vehicular homicide cases or where there is a serious injury by vehicle, your chemical test can be compelled.  Otherwise, you have a right to refuse.  But you must know, refusals in Georgia carry additional legal consequences.  When you refuse to take a blood or breath test, your Georgia driver's license can be suspended for 12 months.   With a  Cherokee County DUI, most of the State Patrol officers will attend the administrative license hearings in refusal cases.  As a result, the prospect of losing your license for 12 months could very well be reality.

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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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