Many people are aware that Georgia’s DUI blood-alcohol level limit is .08 percent or greater. Depending on your weight, age, and gender, that’s anywhere from one to three alcoholic drinks consumed in about an hour’s time.
However, you may not be aware that you can be arrested for driving after consuming any amount of alcohol if your behavior convinces law enforcement you are intoxicated. In this case, you are considered a Less Safe Driver. Intoxication - or driving under the influence - is applicable to any evidence of impairment caused by narcotics, marijuana and pain medications (even if you have a valid prescription for them).
If You Are Arrested for DUI
A DUI arrest can be a frightening experience. Remember, however, that you have the right to an attorney - and this is a great time to exercise that right. At Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC our Atlanta DUI attorneys understand that DUI charges put your freedom and your future at risk. We will challenge the case against you line by line, utilizing our team’s practiced skill, our experience, and if necessary, expert analysis to get to the facts of your situation.
Once you're arrested and charged with a DUI, it's vital that you consult us as soon as possible. The sooner we're able to come to your aid, the better your chances are of avoiding Georgia's strict DUI penalties.
DUI Charges and Your Georgia License
After your arrest, the clock is ticking. The arresting officer and the Department of Driver's Services may immediately file a civil suit against you - this is done separately from your criminal case - to have your driving privileges suspended. If you fail to request an administrative hearing with them within ten days of your arrest, you'll lose your license - and your chances at an appeal are grim.
At Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, our defense of you is comprehensive; we customarily take both the civil case and the criminal case when it comes to DUI defense.
Other Georgia DUI Penalties
The State of Georgia is serious about punishing anyone convicted of a DUI, even if you're a first-time offender. An alcohol-related traffic violation usually means sizable fines, jail time, loss of your car insurance, probation, community service, the revocation of your Georgia driver's license, and a permanent criminal record. The more convictions you get, the tougher the punishments.
At the law office of Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, we stay current on all DUI laws and regulations that could affect the outcome of your case. Our Forsyth County and Cumming Ga Dui attorneys here to protect your rights and prepare a formidable response to all accusations and charges against you. When possible, we will pursue alternative options to keep your case out of court entirely. Call (770) 781-4100 or access our simple contact form here and put our team on your side today. If you need after hours assistance, please call (678) 343-8075.