The attorneys at Thomas and Willis can provide counseling and advice about whether and how to inform your employer about a DUI arrest.
After stopping you for a traffic offense a police officer may attempt to turn the stop into a DUI investigation.
Here is what you can typically expect after a DUI arrest in Georgia.
In Georgia, driving under the influence of drugs cases are prosecuted much the same way as DUI cases involving alcohol.
Depending on the specifics of your case, we have many strategies we can use to fight your charges. Call us to discuss your best options.
Our experience fighting DUI cases can open many opportunities for your case. Our success record is something we take seriously.
We are known in the legal industry for our aggressiveness and attention to detail. We handle your entire case from beginning to end.
There are several options we can use to fight your DUI charges. We will determine the one with the highest chance of success.
You have only 10 days to save your drivers license from suspension. Contacting us quickly will help expedite the process.
Ask us about Military DUI Diversion. Special laws apply to Military Personnel.
DUI Defense requires specialized legal knowledge. Only a few have that expertise.
We are Atlanta DUI lawyers who can defend you against a criminal DUI conviction. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Georgia it is very important you quickly find capable legal representation. We understand Georgia DUI case law and the possible ways to prevent drunk driving penalties from appearing on your record.
We are an Atlanta law firm dedicated to the defense of DUIs. We defend DUI cases throughout Georgia including the Municipal Court of Atlanta and the Fulton County Courthouse. We also defend DUI cases in Cobb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.
Our attorneys have handled thousands of DUI cases. We know exactly what the prosecutor in your case is likely going to be offering and how to attack the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case against you. There are many legal defenses to a DUI. One of the most common ways to attack a DUI is to attack the “stop.” A peace officer must have “reasonable suspicion” to believe you are driving under the influence to pull you over. The most common thing officers report seeing is swerving or weaving. However, what if an impatient driver is honking their horn? Or they say your tail light is out and it is not? That may not be enough to give an officer reasonable suspicion to believe the crime of DUI has been committed. If the stop is not supported by reasonable suspicion, then anything that happens after the stop is illegal and the case must be dismissed.
If you have been arrested for DUI, the first thing you need to do is request a DMV hearing within 10 days from the date of your DUI. If you do not request a DMV hearing within 10 days, your license will automatically be suspended by the DMV. Even if you lose the DMV hearing, you can postpone your license suspension by up to 4 to 6 weeks by simply requesting and attending the hearing. This often gives people accused of DUI some time to make arrangements for transportation during the period of suspension.
There are three things you should know before heading to Atlanta Municipal or Fulton County Court
When you get a DUI, it's normal to feel confused, afraid, even angry. But there's hope. DUI cases are very defensible as long as you have a properly trained attorney defending you in court.
When hiring a lawyer to represent you in your DUI case, look for true expertise in DUI Defense. A lawyer who takes every case that comes along may not have the training and knowledge to win your case. Even attorneys who have experience defending criminal cases may not know the effective and proven strategies that have worked in a DUI trial or DMV hearing.
Most of the cases that end badly are due to poor or insufficient representation in court. To walk into Court and plead guilty without having an expert DUI defense attorney examine the evidence in an alleged DUI case is the kind of mistake that invites disaster. Drinking alcohol and driving a car is not, in itself, a crime. Getting arrested does not establish guilt.
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