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DUI DWI in GEORGIA What to Do and Legal Lawyer Representation Fact Sheet

DUI DWI in GEORGIA What to Do and Legal Lawyer Representation Fact Sheet

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This article about DUI, DWI in Georgia, what to do in an case of a Routine Police Traffic Stop, or A Police Trap, and how to handle the situation effectively if you have been drinking, driving, driving under the influence, or are drunk driving and what to say, what not to say because you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. These are your rights. ALCOSENSOR. Scott Patterson who is a Authority in Law and a Lawyer and Attorney for Traffic Violations, Personal Injury, Animal Bites, Car Accidents, Vehicle, Motor, Auto, Drug Cases, Property damage, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Products Liability practices in Marietta and serves the Atlanta metro areas: Smyrna, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, East Point, Decatur, Woodstock, Canton, Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, Hiram, Villa Rica, College Park, Duluth, Alpharetta, Roswell; and Cobb County, Cherokee County, Bartow County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Paulding County, Douglas County, Henry County, and Clayton County
This article about DUI, DWI in Georgia, what to do in an case of a Routine Police Traffic Stop, or A Police Trap, and how to handle the situation effectively if you have been drinking, driving, driving under the influence, or are drunk driving and what to say, what not to say because you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. These are your rights. ALCOSENSOR. Scott Patterson who is a Authority in Law and a Lawyer and Attorney for Traffic Violations, Personal Injury, Animal Bites, Car Accidents, Vehicle, Motor, Auto, Drug Cases, Property damage, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Products Liability practices in Marietta and serves the Atlanta metro areas: Smyrna, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, East Point, Decatur, Woodstock, Canton, Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, Hiram, Villa Rica, College Park, Duluth, Alpharetta, Roswell; and Cobb County, Cherokee County, Bartow County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Paulding County, Douglas County, Henry County, and Clayton County

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Telephone: (770)422-8840Fax: (770)425-1504399 Washington AveMaietta, GA 30060
DUIs In Geogia: What YouSHOULD And SHOULDNOT Do If You Get Stopped!
If you get stopped for a
and have had something todrink or are under the influence of any drugs, including prescriptionmedications, there are things you should do and things you should notdo to
.
Pay attention to the circumstances surrounding your detention
1.
so that you can tell them to your lawyer. Police officers must followspecific rules and guidelines when pulling a person over and your 
determine if all necessary requirements were met.Be respectful and polite to officers and answer questions pertaining
2.
to your identity and address ONLY.Provide your driver’s license and proof of insurance. If your 
3.
driver’s license is suspended, neither confirm nor deny this fact to theofficer. In terms of insurance, you either have it or you don’t. If youcannot find the card, don’t be concerned; simply provide a copy of itto your attorney.Tell the officer that you will be glad to answers any questions or 
4.
take any roadside tests as long asyou have an attorneypresent.
 
Invoke your 
5.
and request that you be allowed tocall
attoney Sott M. Patteson
at (770) 422-8840.If you are not allowed to call your lawyer at this time
6.
refuse to takeany field sobriety tests or breath tests. By refusing all requested tests,
WILL MOST LIkELY BE PLAcED UNDEr ArrEST AND HAVE YOUr LIcENSE SUSPENDEDFOr A YEAr Or MOrE DEPENDING ON YOUr PASTDrIVING rEcOrD
. The advantage of refusing is that dependingon how well you were driving before you were stopped and thereason for the stop, you have the best opportunity to have your 
l.If you are placed under arrest, pay attention to the circumstances
7.
surrounding the arrest so that you can tell them to your lawyer. If theofficer makes any mistakes or does not follow procedure properly itwill help your case. For example, if he/she does not inform you thatyou are under arrest and/or does not read you your “implied consentrights” in a timely manner, any subsequent tests may be suppressedfrom evidence.In the days immediately following your arrest, you should be
8.
aware of the
Ten Day rule
. This
that if youhave been
aested fo DUI
, had your license taken by the ofcer 
and served with a DDS 1205 (temporary driving permit), you onlyhave 10 business days to
. If you do not requestthis hearing, your license will automatically be suspended. Your lawyer will send the letter requesting the hearing for you. Call
at (770) 422-8840.If any of the following
, theTen Day Rule applies to you and you must act now:I took the test and my blood alcohol level was .08 or higher.
·
I refused to take the test.
·
 
I tried to take the test, but they said I refused.
·
I was under 21 on the day of my arrest, and my test result was .02
·
or higher.I have a CDL, was in my rig when arrested, and my blood alcohol
·
level was .04 or higher.I am not sure what my blood alcohol level was.
·
 Never answer any preliminary questions such as where you’ve
1.
 been, how much alcohol you’ve consumed, etc.If you want to have the best chance of defending your case,
2.
 NEVER perform any
eld sobriety (roadside) tests such as the
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, The One Leg Stand, or The Walk and Turn test. Never blow into any handheld device (the Alcosensor®) on the
3.
side of the road. Note: if you
do
take a eld sobriety test or blow into
the the Alcosensor®, your lawyer will want to question the arresting
ofcer closely about his/her Field Sobriety Training, as well as how
he/she administered and scored the tests. Mistakes diminish thevalidity of the tests.Do not consent to a search of your vehicle, person, or property.
4.
 Never argue with a police ofcer.
5.
Do not resist being handcuffed.
6.
Do not let an ofcers actions or words intimidate you into doing
7.
something you have no
to do.

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