Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

Checkpoints are often set up on roads to detect DUIs. This is most prevalent around the holidays when people are often suspected of high consumption of alcohol. New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July, for example, are the two holidays where checkpoints are implemented at the highest volume. The 4th amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:21:31+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

The History of the Controversial Romberg Test

The Romberg test was originally a neurological test that was used to assess the dorsal columns of the spinal cord, which are essential for joint position sense (proprioception) and vibration sense. A positive Romberg test suggested that ataxia is sensory in nature, i.e. depending on loss of proprioception. Proprioception is the sense of the relative [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:30:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

Can you Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Georgia?

  Under the Georgia Constitution, “no person shall be compelled to give testimony tending in any manner to be self-incriminating.”9 Recently, the Supreme Court of Georgia decided that a compelled breath test also falls under the Georgia Constitutional right against self-incrimination, which protects individuals from having the results of a compelled breath test, or their refusal [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:26:34+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

Georgia Supreme Court Rules on DUI Breathalyzer Test

Georgians do have a constitutional right to refuse to consent to warrantless blood tests, absent some other exception to the warrant requirement. The Georgia Supreme Court has prohibited law enforcement officers from compelling a person suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to take a breath test by blowing into a breathalyzer. The Georgia supreme [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:57:44+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

An Overview of DUI Tests  

If you fail a field sobriety test, the police officer will take you to the station in order to perform or more accurate blood alcohol level test. These tests are normally taken by testing a blood, urine or breath sample. The blood test is very direct and measures the amount of alcohol in your system. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:20:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments