Georgia DUI Laws
DUI Lawyers Serving Areas of Dekalb and Decatur GA
The state of Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. If you have been stopped, investigated, and arrested you generally have 10 business days to challenge the your arrest and prevent a license suspension.
In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to be in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Intoxication is defined as being incapable of driving the vehicle safely or having a blood alcohol content over the legally defined limit. DUI arrests and prosecutions are not simply limited to people driving a car with a blood alcohol content above .08. DUI arrests and prosecutions can be based on driving while under the influence of many substances including alcohol, illegal drugs (such as marijuana or cocaine), and even legal medications prescribed by your physician For persons under the age of 21, the legal limit of blood alcohol content is 0.02.
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Georgia has two main ways to be arrested for DUI: DUI Per Se vs. DUI Less Safe:
In Georgia, a DUI prosecution can be based on two types of evidence. Many people are familiar with what is known as DUI Per Se, where the prosecution’s evidence is based on the results of a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine.
The State also will pursue a DUI Less Safe conviction, where the evidence is based on your driving, interaction with the arresting officer, and the results of any field sobriety testing. Field sobriety tests include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, the walk and turn test, and the one legstand test (see field sobriety section).