Georgia DUI Laws





  • You DO have the right to refuse all field sobriety tests - the standing on one foot, the watching the pen (HGN test), the touching of your nose, the walk and turn, reciting the alphabet, etc.

  • You DO have the right to refuse the breathalyzer, blood, or urine tests. Remember however, if you do this, you face a one-year suspension of your driver's license

The Legal Limit. The legal limit for driving in Georgia (and all other states) is .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Drivers can be pulled over and cited for impaired driving due to alcohol and other drugs regardless of BAC. Georgia does NOT have a zero tolerance law for anyone under 21.

A DUI stays on your record for life. If a law enforcement officer asks you to take a blood or breath test to measure how much alcohol is in your system, you should REFUSE to take a breathalyzer test, but CONSENT to a blood test. Why? Because the blood test takes longer to get the results and it could be the difference between a 0.09 result and a 0.08 result. If you completely refuse, you are subject to similar if not equal and greater penalties for refusing.

If you are under the age of 21, the legal limit within three hours of driving is .02.