Georgia law enforcement is proactive and aggressive in combatting drunk driving. It has become easier now more than ever to find yourself arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the state of Georgia. Police officers undergo extensive training on how to make DUI arrests that will stick. An arrest does not always mean you have to accept the charge. The Alfred Law Firm fights for the rights of clients arrested for a DUI in the state of Georgia. Our firm will explore all defenses to dismiss the charges, investigating the circumstances of the stop, the arrest, and even the tests given to assess the level of intoxication. If you need effective legal services from an experienced law firm, contact the Alfred Law Firm for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
The only scientific way for Georgian police officers to determine a DUI is by assessing one’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). They can do this through breath tests, commonly referred to as Breathalyzers and Alcotests. They can also accomplish this by way of a blood test. The percentage of alcohol in one’s blood will determine how intoxicated the person may be. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08% BAC for adults over the age of 21. For adults over the age of 21 operating commercial vehicles, the legal limit is 0.04%. The legal limit for individuals under the age of 21 is 0.02%.
Being arrested for an underage DUI comes with serious consequences. Some factors that impact these issues is age and BAC level. For those arrested for a DUI under the age of 21, the penalties range from license suspension until a certain age, fees, and the participation in an alcohol treatment program. For repeat offenders, the penalties become greater and also include the potential for clinical evaluations, treatments and the issuance of an ignition interlock device.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in the state of Georgia, it is important to pick the right attorney. The Alfred Law Firm is an experienced criminal defense practice focused on providing effective and zealous representation to clients facing DUI arrests. Our firm understands the impact a DUI can have on one’s future and will explore all avenues of defense to mitigate the effects of the charge. To discuss your matter with us, contact the Alfred Law Firm today.
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