Golfer got charged with DUI less safe. He refused to take a breath test. He was facing a total loss of his driver’s license for one year. We filed for to have the hearing. The thing is very technical. The officer shows up. We had the hearing. The officer messed up on the implied consent. I exploited this. I cross-examined him about the keys to the case. We made a good transcript. The judge dismissed the suspension. Brandon drives. Things to take away from this: In the DUI case and the Administrative License Suspension case, always challenge the State’s compliance with Georgia implied consent laws. Always get a driver’s license suspension hearing. I can see the documents that you are up against at trial. I can watch the officer testify and see if he’s credible. I can gauge him and see how he handles it. This is what matters down the road in the jury trial.
Golfer’s license suspension was Reversed in the Office of State Administrative Hearings, because the Police Officer failed to establish that at the time of the request for the test or tests that he properly informed Golfer of his implied consent rights.