Carry the following Driver's Rights Card with you at all times!
If you are stopped by the police and the questioning goes beyond asking for your license and registration, hand the card below to the officer and remain silent. Let the card speak for you. Do not read it to the officer. Make sure you have read this card so that you understand your rights at the time of the stop.
The police have power, but their power is limited by your rights if you assert them.
DRIVER'S RIGHTS CARD
NOTICE TO OFFICER:
Please keep this official notification for your records.
- I herewith tender my driver's license and proof of insurance.
- If I am not in custody, I understand that I do not have to answer any questions or volunteer any information. Therefore, I choose not to make any statements or answer any questions. Furthermore, I choose not to take any voluntary roadside field sobriety evaluations (ABC's, touch nose, balancing tests, eye tests, etc.) or any hand-held ALCOSENSOR® breath tests.
- I have committed no crime and respectfully request that my driver's license, insurance card, and any other of my documents in your possession be returned to me immediately.
- If I am not allowed to leave at this time, I will assume that this is more than a brief investigatory stop and that I am in custody (under arrest). I therefore invoke my RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT including my right not to take any of the aforementioned roadside field sobriety evaluations.
- Without waiving any deficiencies in the statutory procedures or the implied consent notice, if I consent to any official state tests of my blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance, I further request that I be allowed to take an independent test at a private medical facility by personnel of my own choosing and at my own expense.
- I DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH of my person, my vehicle, or any of my property.
- I INVOKE MY RIGHT TO A LAWYER and request that I be allowed to call an attorney at The Patterson Cozzo Law Firm at 1-770-422-8840.
Let the card speak for you. Don't read it to the officer. These cards won't prevent a drunk driver from being caught, if sufficient VISIBLE proof of impairment exists (such as staggering, belligerence, etc.), so don't expect the card to solve all problems.
NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER
The information shown is intended to help educate members of the Georgia motoring public as to their rights under the law and to assist presumptively innocent citizens in properly asserting those rights. It is not intended to aid drunk drivers in evading punishment.