According to Georgia law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs such that it is “less safe” for that person to drive. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater also constitutes DUI in the state of Georgia and you can be arrested and have your license suspended, and be convicted for this offense even if your driving abilities were not affected at all, if your blood / alcohol blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit of .08.
You do not have to submit to a blood / breath test despite the officer’s request. In that instance, the State would have to prove you were driving “less safe” for conditions as your blood / breath results would not be available and the State cannot comment on the fact that you refused to submit to the test.
Receiving a DUI can have a serious effect on your future. It is important to hire an attorney right away who is experienced and able to assist in the necessary steps following a DUI offense. We will gather all the evidence from the incident and be able to assess how your arrest took place and advise you on the ramifications you will face in navigating the process with regard to your driving privileges and possible jail time and / or probation following a plea or trial.
Am I going to lose my license?
It depends on whether this is your first DUI or not. There are many factors that go into this. Call us immediately if you get arrested for a DUI.