From time to time, some drivers in Atlanta exercise poor judgement by driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. While driving while intoxicated is not safe and poses a threat to other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians that share the street with the intoxicated driver, many impaired drivers get behind the wheel anyway. It may be that they do not feel drunk or that they think they are capable of driving safely, but law enforcement officers will not care about those circumstances when charging an alleged drunk driving offender.
Georgia law enforcement is relentless when it comes to policing for DUI drivers, and when a driver is caught while driving under the influence, he or she will be arrested and have his or her driving privileges suspended immediately. Anyone who is facing DUI charges in Atlanta needs to speak with an experienced Atlanta DUI defense lawyer immediately.
Did you know that in Georgia, a DUI conviction is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000.00 and a sentence of up to one year in jail? Did you know your license could be suspended for a year? And that’s just for a first conviction. If you’ve already been convicted of a DUI and are being charged again for another incident, you could be facing a license suspension of three years, five years, or indefinitely.
A DUI conviction can also have severe consequences on your life and your ability to earn income. You could be blocked from getting a professional driver’s license, or have it revoked. You could lose out on a prospective job, or see your chances at a state-issued license undermined or destroyed. Even your reputation in the community could be damaged, just because you had a couple beers or a single glass of wine and elevated your blood alcohol content (BAC) to 0.08 (the legal limit) before getting behind the wheel of your car to drive home. A DUI defense attorney serving Atlanta can help.
At The Angell Law Firm, our Atlanta DUI defense lawyers know how to fight your DUI case. Following a free consultation, we will move immediately to put together a sophisticated legal defense that protects your rights and seeks to minimize—or avoid altogether—the negative consequences of your arrest. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop, analyze every shred of evidence, and attack any police missteps or violations of official procedure. We will put the State of Georgia on the defensive. We will use every trick in the book and leave no stone unturned to help you defeat the charges and move on with your life.
If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Atlanta or the surrounding area, call us today or submit an inquiry online. Don’t settle for a mediocre defense. The stakes are simply too high to bet on the minimum efforts of average attorneys. You need experienced DUI defense attorneys serving Atlanta who know how to fight and win. You need the The Angell Law Firm.