DUI Stop Georgia
To make a DUI stop in Georgia, the officer must have proof or probable cause that a crime, such as drunk driving, is being committed. During the arrest, the officer will look for signs of intoxication, such as slurred speech, the smell of alcohol, and open containers. He or she may also ask the driver to perform a series of field sobriety tests. If the driver fails these tests, an arrest can be made.
To determine if the DUI stop was legal, your defense lawyer will begin investigating your case by reading the police report. The officer must give a reason for the initial traffic arrest. If the reason stated is not legitimate, your lawyer may be able to have your charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. If videotape evidence exists, your lawyer can review the tapes to see your driving patterns. If your driving was not erratic or dangerous, this evidence can be used in your favor.
Before making the arrest, the officer must have probable cause to believe you are intoxicated. If you did not exhibit signs of intoxication, or the field sobriety tests were scored incorrectly, any evidence obtained during the DUI stop may be deemed illegal and therefore inadmissible in court.
Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis is dedicated to upholding the Fourth Amendment rights of Georgia citizens accused of drunk driving. Our team of investigators will analyze the evidence in your drunk-driving case to determine if your DUI stop was legal. We will travel to any location in Georgia to handle your case, and we offer affordable flat fees and accept credit cards.
We provide our clients with a FREE copy of The DUI Book so they understand their rights during the Georgia process. We can also create a license appeal letter to contest your immediate license suspension for FREE.
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