Looking in your rear view mirror and seeing flashing red and blue lights is rarely a good thing. For drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Atlanta, this is a nerve-wracking process to say the least. However, there are many protections drivers have at vehicle stops that they are often times unaware of. Did you know that you have the right under the Georgia Constitution not to submit to a field sobriety test at a DUI checkpoint, with no repercussions to your criminal record or your driver's license? Did you know that while you also have the right to refuse a chemical (blood, breath, or urine) test, you'll face losing your driver's license for doing so? The Office of Lawson and Berry has provided some articles that will explain Atlanta DUI arrests in further detail, including the types of training police who give sobriety tests are required to have, what it could mean to you if your arresting officer did not have this training, the different types of sobriety tests you could face and the best way to handle them, what happens after you are taken into custody, and much more. There are hundreds of variations which could occur during a DUI arrest, any one of which could be vital in putting forth a successful criminal defense. If you were arrested for driving under the influence in Atlanta and would like to learn if any protocols were not followed properly during your arrest, give Lawson and Berry a call so we can talk about the specifics of your arrest and how this could impact any charges you might face.