Georgia DUI Attorneys
There are serious consequences for a Georgia drunk driving conviction, but with an experienced DUI attorney at your side, you can build a strong DUI defense and protect your rights.
DUI is a highly technical field of law that involves many chemical and biological aspects. Our attorneys have specialized training in these fields and know how to challenge these issues in court. Rest assured that we are not DUI lawyers who solely push dozens of cases through the system every week and end up asking the same prosecutor for the same deal every week. When we represent you, solicitors take notice and give your case importance.
Possible DUI Consequences
Whether you have been charged with your first DUI or you have been previously convicted, you want to do everything you can to fight the charge, even if it is a plea to a lesser charge such as reckless driving. Georgia is the 9th strictest state when it comes to DUI penalties. If you are found guilty, you will lose your license and you could even lose your job. Most importantly, the charges will stay on your record forever. Furthermore, the penalties increase with each conviction, and your previous DUI convictions can be used as evidence against your current Georgia DUI case! By fighting today, you are also taking action to protect yourself in the future.
Did you agree to take the State of Georgia’s DUI test?
If the officer confiscated your license and you were issued a notice of license suspension, called a 1205 form, DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AT ONCE. YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR LICENSE BEING TAKEN TO REQUEST A HEARING AS TO YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGES. IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST THE HEARING WITHIN 10 DAYS, YOUR GEORGIA DRIVERS LICENSE COULD BE SUSPENDED FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS.
There are many ways to defend a Georgia DUI charge
First, we will look at the initial traffic stop and determine how your case escalated into a DUI arrest as opposed to just a traffic citation. Second, we will determine if there any constitutional rights were violated. Third, we question the validity of the field sobriety tests and breath tests administered. If it is found that any of the arresting officer’s actions were not within proper procedure, it is possible suppress any evidence obtained in this manner, including test results, from the prosecution.
We will also investigate the arresting officer’s record. Does he or she have a history of bad stops? Does he or she tend to make more DUI arrests than other officers? The answers to these questions could be crucial pieces to your GA DUI defense.
A Georgia DUI Attorney Can Help
In addition to protecting your rights in criminal court, we also handle your DUI related Georgia driver’s license suspension and other administrative hearings. Losing your license will have a major effect on your life, but we can help you retain your driving privileges.
Contact your Georgia DUI attorney for a free consultation, or call us at (404) 842-0909.