Georgia DUI Defense

A great DUI defense consists of knowing every stage of the process so as to identify where officers deviate from the law, regulations, and policies.

The case typically starts with a perceived traffic infraction, an equipment defect or a license plate issue.  Your lawyer has to know these requirements to identify those times when the officer's beginning basis for the stop is flawed.

After the stop, your lawyer needs to know what the officer knows about conducting a DUI investigation. Sean Black has completed the coursework normally taught to officers o administer and to instruct Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  That gives him a greater understanding of the correct procedure for the administration of the investigatory stop, driver contact and  roadside tests and the importance of the officer getting these tests right.  If the officer does not properly administer the tests, the evaluation is flawed.  That can make a difference in the court's evaluation of probable cause.

Driving Under the Influence is a serious charge.  In Georgia, it can arise out of an alleged use of alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal), inhalants, or any combination thereof.

In Georgia, every driver is presumed to have consented to a test of their blood, breath or urine upon request.  Drivers are still entitled to an implied consent warning upon an officer requesting that they submit to such a test or tests.  This warning must be given according to a statutorily mandated wording.

Failure to comply with the request for testing can result in the suspension of a driver's license or privilege to drive in the state.Often the officer will fail to comply with the requirements of the implied consent warning, proper testing procedures, Miranda warnings, field sobriety testing or other matters.

It is a DUI lawyer's task to identify these deficiencies and attempt to turn them to your advantage.Georgia has not distinguished itself in the procedures or equipment it has selected to conduct its alcohol chemical testing.  Over the past ten years, the procedures that would insure the proper administration of chemical testing have been lessened or eliminated.  The equipment has not been subjected to appropriate calibrations or maintenance or scientific oversight.It's important to know what to do if you are arrested for DUI.

We put together your file to have all available information so that it can be cross-checked and compared.  We know what training the arresting officer has completed and what he is lacking.


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