A poor decision, an accident, a faulty test, or a misunderstanding: drunk driving charges can come from a number of different places. No matter what caused the charges, when you are facing Georgia DUI charges, the consequences of a conviction can be life-changing. You need the help of an experienced Georgia DUI lawyer to review your case, identify defenses, and protect your freedom and your driver’s license.
Criminal & DUI Law of Georgia handles misdemeanor and felony charges related to drunk and drugged driving. DUI charges can add up quickly. Even a first-time DUI conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days in jail. As your history with drunk driving and other drug offenses increases, so do the potential penalties for conviction. From a first time driving under the influence (drunk driving) charge, to vehicular homicide, we help Georgia drivers defend against false charges and negotiate plea agreements that help them get back to life as usual as soon as possible.
In addition to jail time, probation, and financial penalties, a DUI conviction could mean your Georgia driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. Because drunk driving, drug charges, and other traffic offenses impact your driver’s license, we can also help navigate the complexity of dealing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. We can help you appeal the suspension, minimize the time your license is restricted, and reduce or eliminate how long your vehicle will need an interlock ignition device installed.
Defendants facing first-time drunk driving charges often have no experience with the criminal justice system. With all the moving pieces of driver’s license suspensions, pre-trial bond orders, and the criminal case itself, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. When one mistake turns into a pattern of habitual DUI charges, the penalties for drunk driving become more serious, and the risk that you will spend significant time in jail increases.
Whether it is your first time, or your fifth, you need a qualified and experienced DUI attorney to protect your rights and your driving privileges by developing and asserting your best legal defense. Cartersville criminal defense attorneys Lance McCoy and Jana Allen each have decades of criminal practice experience, including hundreds of DUI cases. Each has worked as a prosecuting attorney or district attorney before turning to private practice and criminal defense. They understand the process of drunk and drugged driving stops, arrests, investigation and evidence from both sides, and can use that knowledge to point out weaknesses in the case against you.
Sometimes you know you are in legal trouble the moment you see the lights of a police car in your rear-view mirror. People facing Georgia DUI charges often feel like there is no defense to the charges they are facing. However, technical errors in the way your case was handled, or how the drug and alcohol testing equipment was used can sometimes provide defenses to even the most clear-cut case.
Drunk and drugged driving charges often rely heavily on the results of a preliminary breath test (PBT), Breathalyzer, or drug test. When these tests are administered improperly they can result in false positives or exaggerated blood alcohol content (BAC) readings that can result in false DUI charges. In other cases it was not the alcohol that caused erratic driving but a person’s medical condition. Even when officers witness the impaired driving themselves, problems in the way they stopped, questioned, arrested, or detained a criminal defendant can sometimes make defenses available.
That is why it is so important to have every DUI charge reviewed by an experienced Georgia DUI lawyer before considering a plea agreement. You never know when technical errors could provide you with a defense that will protect your driver’s license, your criminal record, and your freedom.
Are you facing DUI charges for drunk driving or drugged driving in northern Georgia? Are you looking for an experienced DUI lawyer who can help identify your options to protect your freedom and your driver’s license. Then we encourage you to contact us at Criminal & DUI Law of Georgia. Based in Cartersville, we serve clients throughout Bartow County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Gordon County, Floyd County and Paulding County.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a seasoned criminal defense attorney. We employ the highest standards in client confidentiality and understand the sensitive and private nature of criminal conviction cases. Rest assured that your case will be handled with unparalleled confidentiality, professionalism, and integrity.