Georgia Blood & Breath Tests

Atlanta DUI Defense Attorney with 20 Years' Experience

One of the most common ways for a police officer to determine if there is alcohol in your system is by way of a blood or breath test. Unfortunately, what law enforcement relies upon to provide conclusive evidence is often faulty and defective. Our firm is passionate about defending those who believe they were wrongly charged with a DUI based on a blood or breath test.

The most important first step we'll take is to review the evidence against you. The founder of our firm, Richard S. Lawson, is considered a DUI defense specialist in Atlanta. He possesses an understanding of Georgia's DUI laws like few other attorneys and maintains a trusted reputation throughout the community.

The time to act is now – schedule your free consultation today!

What variables may affect my BAC level?

According to the state of Georgia, anytime you are driving a vehicle you have given "implied consent" to be tested for blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This means that if you exhibit behavior that leads an officer to suspect intoxication at the wheel, they can pull you over and administer a blood or breath test.

The breath test is the most common type of BAC test used, but what many citizens don't know is that Georgia continues to use outdate breathalyzer technology. Because it can be so inaccurate, there are a number of different variables which may affect your indicated BAC level.

These factors can include:

  • How long ago the alcohol was consumed
  • Whether or not you hyperventilated before the test
  • Your core body temperature
  • If you are on a high protein diet
  • Radio frequency interference with the test
  • The presence of mouth alcohol from cough syrup
  • If you were exposed to substance that mimic alcohol

All of these variables and more have a huge impact on your test results but are far too often disregarded by police officers. It is our goal to build a strong defense based on factors that may have caused you to test with a higher BAC level than you actually had.

At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our legal team has thoroughly studied the science behind breathalyzer testing. This gives us the ability to truly benefit our clients and offer the peace of mind that you so deserve.

Whether this is your first encounter with the law or there have been others in the past, our firm could be the advantage your case needs. Having achieved nearly 5,000 successful case results, you can trust the legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson.

Contact our Atlanta DUI defense lawyer today to begin preparing your aggressive defense!