Georgia’s Implied Consent Law

According to the State of Georgia, when you obtained your Georgia driver’s license, you gave “implied” consent for your blood, breath or urine to be tested if you are lawfully arrested by an officer of the law who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving under the influence. This is known as the Georgia Implied Consent Law.

If you are arrested, the officer is required to read you the “Implied Consent” notice. It states, in part:

  • After your arrest, the officer will ask if you are willing to submit to a chemical test under the Georgia Implied Consent Law.
  • If you refuse to submit to a chemical test for blood, breath or urine, your Georgia’s driver’s license will be suspended for one (1) year. (See “Save Your Georgia Driver’s License”).
  • If you agree to submit to a chemical test, you have the right to have an independent blood test performed by a person/facility of your choosing, and at your expense.

Please click on the following link to read Georgia Statute O.C.G.A. §40-5-55—Implied Consent to Chemical Tests.

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