Georgia DUI less safe. Citizens who have been arrested for a first DUI in Georgia are shocked to learn how little they understood about an arrest for a Georgia DUI. Most are surprised to learn that the field sobriety tests are “junk science,” and are 100% optional.
The most common major error made by those arrested for DUI in Georgia is talking and answering police questions before (or after) being arrested. Nothing but your NAME and ADDRESS are required. The right to remain silent eludes too many citizens being investigated for DUI. No statute found in DUI laws in Georgia requires anyone to attempt field teats of any type.
Additionally, for those who took the implied consent test, every person should have asked for an independent test by medical personnel of their own choosing. This right for receive and pay for subsequent testing at a 24-hour Doc-in-the-box or emergency room is available to all who submitted to the State’s post-arrest DUI testing.