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DUI During Upcoming Father’s Day Holiday

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DUI: Preparing For The Upcoming Fathers Day Celebration

Despite facing a Covid-19 Pandemic, many of us will undoubtedly be on the road for Father’s Day.  Restrictions are being lifted in many areas and many of us feel safe enough to interact with the family.  It may be the first time that some of us are out with family and it’s easy to get carried away. Keep in mind that law enforcement will be out in full force.  Police may be out on the roads more visibly due to the recent activity and events in many major cities where protestors are exercising their right to protest, in that same fashion that they are out on full patrols, you may also expect some sobriety points in and around town while traveling.

Facing A DUI

While no one actually sets out with the expectation of getting a DUI, life happens and mistakes happen and therefore, it is best to be prepared. If you end up imbibing a bit too much while out celebrating fathers day and the little bit of freedom afforded to you to take a break away from quarantining in the home, that is understandable, however, you may end up facing DUI charges if you are pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence. Because of changes in bond guidelines, expect wait times when attempting to bond out as you will now have to appear before a judge before you have the ability to get released from jail. This means that Father’s Day lands on a Sunday and you may not be able to get out of jail until the weekday.  Also, keep in mind that there may be limited staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the wait time maybe even longer.

Get Ahead Of Your Defense

It is vital that you get started on your defense as soon as possible.  An experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to investigate the evidence against you as well as details and circumstances surrounding your arrest. Every element involved in your case will be reviewed with a fine-tooth comb in or to be able to strategize with you for the best possible outcome.  Contact me today for immediate assistance.

By : First Page Attorney | June 8, 2020 | DUI

What To Expect In A Georgia DUI

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Driving Under The Influence In Georgia

It is easy for a routine stop to escalate where a DUI is concerned.  Being pulled over by law enforcement can cause extreme fear and anxiety in the moments that follow. It is important to try to remain as calm as possible when you have been pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence in Georgia. In all likelihood, if the officer in question feels that there is a reasonable suspicion that you have been operating your motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be asked to take part in a field sobriety test.

Considerations For DUI

  • Driving “under the influence” of alcohol, drugs (legal/illegal), 
  • Having marijuana or other illegal drugs in your blood

There is no distinction when it comes to impairment.  If you are found to have marijuana or drugs in your blood but do not appear to be impaired, you will still be charged with a DUI in the state of Georgia. Likewise, if you are over the legal limit on your BAC test, yet you do not appear to be impaired, you will still be charged with a DUI in the state of Georgia. This is not up to the discretion of the officer.

Refusing a breathalyzer test in Georgia

You have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test in Georgia, however, this is not without its penalties.  In refusing to cooperate with a breathalyzer test, you may run the risk of losing your license and having it automatically suspended for a period of time determined by the court.

DUI Arrest & Charges For A First Offense

A first offense DUI Charge is very serious in the state of Georgia.  If you are found guilty, you can face up to 1 year in jail, but no less than 24 hours at the time of your arrest.  Not only will you face a possible jail sentence, you will also face probation thereafter.  In addition, you will be faced with up to one thousand dollars in fines and the possibility of taking part in community service for at least 20 hours. Outside of the latter, you may also be required to submit to clinical evaluation and take part in other programs.  

Get Help Today

Aside from the fact that you may have to face some hefty fines and penalties, you also have to consider other elements in your life that can be affected by a DUI conviction like a criminal record, your car insurance, future employment and so on and so forth.  For these reasons, it is vital that you get an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight your DUI charges. Contact Cobb Criminal Defense today for assistance.

By : First Page Attorney | November 12, 2019 | DUI

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