Challenging First-Time DUI Allegations
Georgia state lawmakers have passed laws that heavily punish all DUI offenders, even for a first offense. The first critical issue is getting legal representation that knows their business. Our founding attorney, Richard S. Lawson, is a former DUI prosecutor. Our firm is exclusively a DUI defense team, and has resolved over 4,900 cases in our over 20 years in practice. We are highly experienced, and have a great deal of knowledge in the science behind blood and breath tests, and Mr. Lawson is certified by the NHTSA as a field sobriety test instructor.
We have developed powerful resources to call upon to support our cases, including doctors, former law enforcement officers, and other professionals that could be helpful in defending a DUI charge. Getting immediate legal representation from our qualified Georgia DUI lawyer is the first critical issue. Never make a court appearance without our attorney there at your side. We manage every aspect of the case, from the arraignment, bail hearing and ALS hearing through to trial if the case is not dismissed.
Georgia Penalties for Drunk Driving
A first time DUI conviction has the potential for having a great impact on your life and future. There is a possible 1 year in jail as well as fines up to $1,000. You could have a penalty that includes a license suspension for up to 1 year. You will be required to provide a minimum of 40 hours of community service. You may have probation as part of your sentence; but these issues are left up to the judge, and judges are individuals that make decisions that vary. This is a very risky situation, legally, and it is imperative that you take action to reduce the damage. We urge you to contact our firm at once if you have been arrested. This may be your first contact with the criminal justice system. We have worked within the system for years and we know the dangers and how harsh punishments are often imposed on those who are convicted of driving drunk. Let us get to work on defending your case immediately.