Fox 5 anchor Amanda Davis was arrested for DUI in Atlanta according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She was involved in an automobile accident and arrested for DUI thereafter. According the AJC, she refused field sobriety testing and the State-Administered Breath Test.
Now, there is no requirement in Georgia to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. They are 100% voluntary. However, the test designated by the police officer is required to be taken under the Georgia Implied Consent Law.
In short, the Georgia Implied Consent Law says you are "required to submit to the State-Administered test...." In the event a suspected DUI Driver in Atlanta does not submit to testing, their drivers license can be suspended for up to one year.
This is where the 30 day letter comes into play. If she does not have her Atlanta DUI Lawyer send in the request for an ALS Hearing, her drivers license will be suspended for up to 1 year. Our Atlanta DUI Lawyers send in these hearing requests every day for our clients who received DUI arrests in the City of Atlanta.
It will be interesting to see if Ms. Davis receives special treatment or is treated like everyone else. More interesting is if Ms. Davis is treated worse. I have found in my career that being a public figure is not helpful after a DUI arrest because the general public watches the prosecution of the case closely.
As a result, the public figure can actually be treated unfairly because of the publicity associated with their Atlanta DUI case. Our office has handled thousands of DUI cases in Metro Atlanta. Call the DUI Lawyers in Atlanta today for a consultation. We are here 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to help. Richard Lawson has been a DUI Lawyer in Atlanta for over 20 years. Put his experience to work for you today.