Georgia Implied Consent Law
Let Our Savannah DUI Lawyers Help You Retain Your Driving Privileges
If you were recently arrested for drunk driving in Georgia and you refused to take a chemical test (i.e. breath or blood test), you face stiff penalties, such as license suspension, according to the state’s “implied consent” law. In order to avoid losing your driving privileges, you need help from an experienced DUI defense lawyer.
At The Lerch Law Firm, Attorney Courtney Lerch understands what it takes to regain your driving privileges and get back on the road as soon as possible. With more than a decade of experience handling thousands of cases, she can guide you through the complexities of the legal process while protecting your rights and best interests.
What Is Implied Consent?
If you are a licensed driver in the state of Georgia, you automatically agree in advance to take a chemical test if you are lawfully arrested for drunk or drugged driving. This is known as “implied consent.”
As soon as you are arrested, the officer must read or recite the state’s “implied consent notice,” informing you that you are required to take a chemical test, the penalties for refusal, and the right to request an independent test at your own expense. You must either take a breath, urine or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).
Although you have a right to refuse this test, refusal for a first offense will automatically lead to a driver’s license suspension for up to one year. It is important to appeal this suspension within 30 days from the incident in order to prevent a license suspension from going into effect.
Ready to Help You Get Back on the Road
Losing the ability to drive can make it difficult to make it to work on time, attend classes, or live a normal life. Our experienced attorneys can review your case, figure out your legal options, and help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Call (912) 417-5008 today to discuss your case with Attorney Lerch.
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