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DUI Lawyer in Fulton County, GA

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Our firm has exclusively handled DUI cases over our 20+ years in practice. You will be hard-pressed to find another law firm more experienced. With over 4,900 resolved DUI cases under our belt, you can feel confident that you are well-represented and protected by a true professional. Over our years in practice, we have established a pool of resources and experts to help us craft an insightful and creative defense for an impressive number of DUI cases, with outstanding results. Our practice is skilled in the following areas:

1st DUI A 1st DUI arrest can be a humiliating and upsetting experience for some. Others treat it too lightly considering the effects that it can have legally, personally and financially. Read more about 1st DUI...

2nd DUI If you are facing a 2nd DUI charge you are probably feeling anxious. This is understandable. The consequences for multiple DUI have enhanced penalties, including jail time, fines, community service and other punishments. A conviction will result in extensive disruption to your life and your future. Read more about 2nd DUI...

3rd DUI A 3rd DUI is a very serious charge. On a multiple DUI, the chances of you being treated "innocent until proven guilty" are unlikely; it is assumed you are guilty. You need to have someone on your side that actually cares about your rights and interests. Read more about 3rd DUI...

Accidents and Serious Injury When accidents and serious injury are part of a DUI, it results in felony charges in most cases. Law enforcement may overlook other evidence that could indicate other causes of the accident once they are convinced, correctly or incorrectly, you were DUI. A skilled attorney can protect your rights this dangerous legal situation. Read more about accidents and serious injury...

ALS Hearings the ALS hearing gives you an opportunity to present your case and can mean the difference to having your license suspended or not. The more experienced and skilled the legal representation you have, the more likely you will have a positive outcome. Read more about ALS hearings...

Blood & Breath Tests It is essential for your DUI legal team to be thoroughly knowledgeable about the science related to blood & breath tests. There are many variables that can affect the results of these tests, which can influence the evidence in a DUI case. A skilled DUI attorney will evaluate that evidence as part of determining the best strategy for you. Read more about blood & breath tests...

Child Endangerment If a driver charged with DUI has a child under the age of 14 in the car at the time of arrest, the additional charge of child endangerment could be filed against you, making the case much more serious and enhancing the penalties, and could lead to questions about your ability to care for your children. Read moreabout child endangerment...

Drugs & DUI Most may only think of alcohol when considering DUI. DUI charges apply to drivers who are impaired when driving whether by alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications. Read more about drugs & DUI...

DUI Process Any person charged with DUI goes through a serious of steps that are delineated by law. At each step of the process, the person has certain rights to ensure justice. A skilled and experienced DUI attorney will fight to protect all of your rights at each step. Read more about DUI process...

DUI Under 21 The blood alcohol concentration of a driver under the age of 21 registering at only.02% or higher will results in a charge of DUI. It is important to understand the long term effects that a DUI conviction can have on the future of a young adult. Read more about DUI under 21...

Field Sobriety Tests You have the right, when stopped by law enforcement for a suspected DUI, to refuse field submit to field sobriety tests. They are not reliable, and the administration of the tests and the results are often able to be called into question by a professional DUI attorney from our firm. Read more about field sobriety tests...

Marijuana Cases If you are found in possession of marijuana when stopped for a possible DUI the consequences will be more severe. In fact, your license can be suspended even if you were not driving the vehicle. Read moreabout marijuana cases...

Minor in Possession of Alcohol When minors are found in possession of alcohol, whether they are DUI or not, they may have their driver's license suspended for up to 180 days. Substantial fines and possible probation time can be added. Read more about minor in possession of alcohol...

Out of State DUI The state of Georgia participates in the Non-Resident Driver Compact. DUI cases involving out-of-state drivers are complex and even if you never return to George or Fulton County, you will face the same penalties in your home state. Read more about out of state DUI...

Plea Bargain vs. Trial Every DUI case is unique and must be addressed individually. Options must be weighed, along with the evidence on both sides to determine if a plea bargain or trial will promise the most favorable outcome for the client. In many cases, taking the case to trial is a better choice. Read more about plea bargain vs. trial...

Prescription Drugs & DUI The number of drivers on the road taking prescription medication has skyrocketed over the past few decades. Law enforcement is arresting large numbers of drivers and charging them with DUI based on the effects of prescription medications, even when legally prescribed. Read more about prescription drugs & DUI...

Prior DUI Convictions If you have been convicted of a prior DUI within ten years and are facing new DUI charges, the penalties if you are convicted are enhanced, including longer jail time. Felony DUI charges are a very real possibility for "repeat offenders." Read more about prior DUI convictions...

Refusals/Alleged Refusals While you have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, a refusal to take chemical tests (breath, blood or urine) can result in a one-year suspension of your license, and you will not be eligible for a restricted license. Read more about refusals/alleged refusals...

Roadside Checkpoints Roadside checkpoints are governed by strict procedures to ensure driver's rights are protected. When these rules are violated, legal action can be taken to fight back. Read more about roadside checkpoints...

Suspended License It is inevitable that a suspended license will greatly disrupt one's life. It may be possible to obtain a restricted license which allows you to drive under specific defined circumstances. Read more about suspended license...

Violation of Probation 1st DUI convictions may include as much as one year probation. Probation is often granted in lieu of other penalties and if violated, those penalty es are often reinstated and time could be added for the probation violation. Read more about violation of probation...

Vehicular Homicide When a person is killed in an accident involving DUI, the DUI driver can be charged with vehicular homicide. Clearly, this is a tragic and terrible event, but there can be mitigating circumstances, or another person may have been responsible. These cases demand representation from a highly skilled trial lawyer. Read moreabout vehicular homicide...

FULTON COUNTY DUI ATTORNEY

No matter what the circumstances of your DUI, our premier DUI defense team is more than capable of providing the highest quality legal representation. We have helped thousands to resolve their DUI cases, many of whom felt hopeless when they first contacted our firm. It is essential that you retain proven legal representation as soon as possible following your arrest.

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