How to Beat a DUI Refusal
If a police officer asks you to submit to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine as part of a DUI investigation and you refuse, it could have serious consequences. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will suspend your driver’s license for a period of one year, even if your DUI case is only pending.
How Can an Attorney Help?
It is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side to fight a DUI refusal. One of the first things your attorney should do is to file an appeal with DDS and seek to have your DUI refusal dropped. An administrative law judge will hear the evidence and determine if you did in fact refuse the chemical test. A good defense attorney can often make arguments that either the officer did not inform you of the consequences of a refusal or that you did not actually refuse the test but merely questioned it. These are two of the best arguments for getting rid of a DUI refusal.
All DUIs are not the same. Contact The Turner Firm to discuss the differences and how to craft the best defense.