Pulled Over for Georgia DUI? What you Should Do
Unfortunately, if you are pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence, there is no easy answer as to what you should do or how you should act. Most of the time even if you are not technically driving under the influence, you are likely to be arrested and taken to jail if there is an odor of alcohol on your breath. If the police cannot arrest you for DUI per se (blowing over 0.08), they’ll most likely arrest you for DUI less safe: blowing under the legal limit but being “less safe” to drive because of the presence of alcohol or drugs. In the end, don’t panic and provide as little evidence as possible.
Some factors that make a difference are jurisdiction of arrest, law enforcement agency of arrest, and number of drinks. The basic rule of thumb in a DUI case is that a DUI with a State administered breath or blood test is harder to win at trial than a case without a test. Compared to sobriety evaluations, a State-administered Breath or Blood test, despite its own inconsistencies, is considered more reliable proof of driving under the influence.