The Alco-sensor

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cherokee County officers love to charge people with drunk driving.  After talking with the driver, the Cherokee County officers like to say that the driver had slurred speech, red or glassy eyes, or that they smelled the odor of alcohol on his or her person. 

They will then usually ask the driver to submit to field sobriety tests such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn test, and the one leg stand.  The officer will often also ask the driver to take a roadside breath test, or alco-sensor.  This detects the presence of alcohol on the drivers breath.  Keep in mind that the breath test is not always accurate.  There are many factors that affect the validity of such testing.  

Skilled Cherokee Co. DUI lawyer Richard S. Lawson has experience challenging the use of such roadside breath tests as well as field sobriety tests.  If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of facing a Cherokee County DUI charge, remember that much can be done to contest such a charge.  These cases are contested and won or reduced all the time.  Call Mr. Lawson today for a free consultation of your DUI case.  Protect your rights and your drivers license.

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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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