Breath Test Refusal Attorney In Peachtree City

If you are ever arrested for DWI/DUI in Georgia, it is likely that police will ask you to submit to some form of alcohol and/or drug testing, such as a Breathalyzer. In such situations, you may be tempted to decline a breath test in an effort to avoid criminal charges. However, the truth of the matter is that you may face significant penalties and criminal proceedings even if you refuse testing. In fact, not only may you still be charged with DWI/DUI if you decline a breath test, but you may also have your license suspended.

If you are currently dealing with legal issues related to a alcohol or drug test refusal in the Peachtree City area, the experienced professionals at The Law Office of Skyler A. Taylor, P.C., can help guide you through Georgia's confusing Breathalyzer and drug test laws as well as explain the legal ramifications of a breath test refusal. The lawyer you hire can directly impact your case, so make the right decision from the start.

Implied Consent In Georgia

Under Georgia law, the simple act of driving a vehicle within the state means you have already consented to a Breathalyzer test or other alcohol or drug test if you are ever arrested for drunk driving ― a legal concept more commonly known as implied consent.

Because of this particular law, you can face a minimum license suspension of one year if you elect to refuse alcohol and/or drug testing following a Georgia DWI/DUI arrest. Additionally, the fact that you refuse to submit to testing can be used as evidence against you in a later DWI/DUI trial.

Fortunately, you can request a hearing before an administrative law judge if you have been accused of refusing a breath test or other alcohol or drug test. However, this hearing can only address whether or not you actually refused testing ― it cannot deal with any underlying DWI/DUI charges.

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It is crucial to consider the consequences before deciding whether to refuse a Breathalyzer test or other alcohol or drug test in Georgia. For instance, even though you may be able to limit the evidence against you by declining a breath test, you will nevertheless have your license suspended ― not to mention that you may still face DWI/DUI criminal charges.

To speak to an experienced breath test refusal attorney, contact The Law Office of Skyler A. Taylor, P.C., today. While our office is located in Peachtree City, we assist clients throughout Fayette County and Coweta County and the surrounding Atlanta area. You can reach Mr. Taylor online or by calling him at 678-671-8745.