In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to drive while under the influence
of any intoxicating substance, such as alcohol, drugs or even prescription
medications that impair judgment. Additionally, it is illegal to drive
with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. The latter is known as a
per se offense and if people have a BAC of 0.08% or higher, prosecutors just
have to prove that people had unlawful amount of alcohol or drugs in their systems.
To gather evidence, prosecutors will usually rely upon breath tests. Whenever
police officers have reason to believe that people were
DUI, they will ask them to take a breath test. People who take breath tests
will blow into what is called a "breathalyzer" and officers
will then have their BAC reading.
If people have a BAC reading of 0.08% or higher, they will automatically
be arrested for driving under the influence and may be subjected to formal
charges. In order to fight their charges, people will need help from a skilled
Gwinnet County criminal defense lawyer, like Attorney Douglas N. Fox.
Charged with DUI in Gwinnett County?
Contact the Law Office of Douglas N. Fox today to discuss your case with our legal team!