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Right to Refuse to DRE Testing

It is your right to refuse to submit to a DRE examination without having to face any administrative or criminal charges. DRE examinations are 100% voluntary and can only be performed in strict accordance of State protocols after you have already been arrested for a Georgia DUI. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Savannah, GA call Matt Hube, Savannah DUI attorney right now for a review of your case.

All of the DRE testing is supposed to be administered in a controlled environment after you have already been arrested for a DUI in Georgia. Beyond that, the testing is supposed to occur only after you have provided a breath sample and tested under the legal limit of .08. Once you’ve been arrested, the circumstances can not be reversed. You can be released without having to post a bond or the prosecution may choose to not file any charges against you, but the actual arrest will remain on your record unless you get it expunged.

The DRE protocol and testing is what prosecutors and police look to as their best chance to get the most evidence to use against you if you have passed a breath test that was given to you in accordance with all of the Georgia DUI laws. Any qualified Savannah DUI attorney will tell you that voluntarily providing the State with evidence that can be used against you when you face no criminal or administrative actions if you refuse does not make any sense.

If you have been arrested for a Georgia DUI and the police ask you to submit to a DRE examination, call Savannah DUI attorney Matt Hube immediately for advice. If the police do not let you make the phone call, you should politely refuse to submit to the DRE examination. You don’t have much time to protect your ability to drive in Georgia if you’ve been arrested for a Georgia DUI. Call Matt Hube, Savannah DUI attorney today for a confidential case review!