Alpharetta Roadside Breath Test

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Alpharetta, officers make numerous DUI arrests.  The process begins with a stop for a traffic offense.  Then the Alpharetta DUI officer will question the driver.  If the driver has what the officer observes as an appearance consistent with DUI, odor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc., the officer may want to move forward with some field sobriety tests

An Alpharetta officer may also want to administer what is known as a preliminary, or roadside, breath test.  This is not the breath or blood test that results that are admissible in court.  This test determines if there is the presence of alcohol on the drivers breath and helps the officer make the determination as to whether an arrest for DUI is needed. 

The accuracy of this test is often questionable as a number of factors like the temperature or whether the driver was eating breath mints, can affect the validity.  An experienced Alpharetta DUI attorney like Richard Lawson can help challenge the results of such a test, as well as the the results of the field sobriety tests, in an attempt to show that there was no basis for the DUI test to begin with.  

Call the law offices of Alpharetta  DUI attorney Richard Lawson today to discuss your DUI case. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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