Preliminary Breath Tests in Cobb County GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Cobb County, when an officer makes a stop of a motor vehicle and suspects the driver may be DUI, the officer typically likes to administer a preliminary breath test.  This is not the breath test that gives a reading that is usable in court.  Rather, this is a breath test that determines the presence of alcohol on the drivers breath. 

Many Cobb County officers perform the preliminary breath test even before they administer field sobriety tests.  This clouds the officers judgment when performing the field sobriety tests, as the officer is well aware of the reading.

However, a preliminary breath test reading is not always accurate.  Radio frequency waves, the temperature, and the foods/mints/gum that the driver may have been eating prior to the stop may affect the reading. 

A skilled DUI lawyer knows how to challenge these tests.  If you are charged with a Cobb County DUI, give experienced Cobb DUI lawyer Richard Lawson a call.  An arrest does not mean a guilty plea or conviction.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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