A DUI charge in Acworth typically begins when a driver is pulled over by an Acworth police officer for failing to maintain lane, improper turn, or some other type of erratic driving. A DUI arrest can also begin when a driver is stopped by officers at a DUI check point.
After the driver is stopped, the officer begins his or her interrogation of the person asking them what they were drinking and where they are going. The individual is asked to make incriminating statements and submit to field sobriety and chemical testing that can later be used against the driver at hearings and their trial. The field sobriety tests are often administered wrong and some of them have no scientific basis. The Acworth officers also want drivers to take breath tests, but they have to follow certain procedures to do this such as reading the implied consent warning. These breath machines, like the breathalyzer and intoxilzyer are erratic and do not give reliable results. Still, they are used by Acworth and Cobb County prosecutors to convict people.
An experienced Acworth DUI attorney can protect your rights as often, the Acworth officer did not have probable cause to make the traffic stop. Police also often improperly administer field sobriety tests and breath tests. Attorneys at the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson know with the proper standards for the administration of DUI tests. Contact Mr. Lawson today for a free consultation.