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. Georgia police officers undergo extensive training on how to make DUI arrests that will stick; but an arrest does not always mean you have to accept the charge as is. The first step is not to wait! Just because you have been arrested for a DUI in Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, DeKalb, Paulding, Bartow, Floyd, Clayton, Douglas, Newton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Polk, Carroll or Henry county does not mean you have to lose your license or blindly plea in court without protecting your rights.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to make a written request for a hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services to keep your license from being suspended after you arrest. This is a complete and separate proceeding from your DUI charge! You may not even know that your license is suspended until you find yourself being arrested again for driving on a suspended license. This is why it is crucial that you contact the Alfred Law Firm as soon as you are charged with a DUI so that your rights, and just as important, your privilege to drive on Georgia roads is protected.
- In Georgia, even if you were under the legal limit of .08 on your breath test, you can still be charged with a DUI in Georgia. If an officer feels that a substance in your system made you less safe of a driver, you can be charged with a DUI. You need an aggressive Atlanta lawyer to represent you in court and fight for you. There are many arguments and legal strategies in these types of cases that attorney Alfred can bring to your case to fight on your behalf. Do not just accept a plea of DUI without speaking to attorney Alfred and having your case thoroughly analyzed and worked-on by an experienced attorney.
- Even if you refused the tests an officer can take a blood sample from you without your consent. These types of cases, although difficult, are important to bring to an attorney to make sure that your rights are protected. There is nothing more intrusive than being forced to give your blood against your will for a DUI charge. We are here to make sure that if any of your rights were violated, we will fight to protect you.
The state of Georgia treats driving under the influence seriously, and severe legal consequences can arise for defendants who are convicted. We treat the rights of defendants just as seriously, and we will fight a DUI charge on your behalf to give you the best chance of having these serious charges reduced or dismissed. Call us at 404-494-0027 for a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options.