Blood Test Warrants in Georgia
Thomas & Willis, LLC: Proven Atlanta DUI Attorneys
When a police officer stops an individual on suspicion of
DUI, they must have probable cause to do so. From there, they must get further
probable cause to ask for a breath, urine, or blood test. If an individual
refuses, they will need to obtain a warrant to proceed with a blood test.
This is a crucial piece of evidence in a DUI case, which is why law enforcement
will fight to get it against you.
If a police officer used a warrant to force you to take a blood test, make
sure you seek legal counsel. Your rights may have been violated in the
case or the warrant may not have been issued correctly. Whatever the case,
Atlanta DUI law firm Thomas & Willis, LLC can stand beside you and
advocate for your rights. With more than 100 years of collective legal
experience, our award-winning firm is well-prepared to take on your case.
Let us review your case and the details surrounding your blood test warrant today!
Were your rights violated with a forced blood test?
In the state of Georgia, you are legally allowed to refuse a breath, blood,
or urine test, however, there are additional penalties you may be subjected
to for doing so. Furthermore, a police department may contact a State
Court judge to ask for a search warrant to obtain a blood sample from
you to determine your blood alcohol count (BAC).
The officer must follow these steps correctly though:
- Observe or have some probable cause to initially pull you over
- After speaking with you, still have probable cause to then request a test from you
- If you refuse, then they may go to the judge in some cases
- Only once the warrant is obtained may they administer the blood test at
jail (or hospital in some cases)
- The sample must be sent directly to the state crime lab for analysis
If an officer skipped any of these steps, failed to follow the proper protocol,
or administered the test incorrectly the evidence against you may be dismissed
in court with the help of a solid DUI defense attorney. Even if the office
rightfully obtained the warrant and has the evidence stacked against you,
a proven Atlanta DUI defense lawyer from our firm can work closely with
you to build a strong and strategic defense.
Don't lose hope!
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to learn how our seasoned Atlanta DUI lawyers can fight your charges and
protect your rights.