Drunk driving, also referred to as DUI or driving under the influence, is the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drunk driving charges are some of the most serious traffic offenses that a driver can face, and a conviction can result in jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension, community service, rehabilitation and driver improvement courses.
Attorney Sailers is an experienced Atlanta criminal lawyer who has represented numerous clients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas who have been arrested for DUI. If you are looking for an experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable attorney, you have come to the right website. With Attorney Sailers at your side during your DMV hearing and at every step of the criminal process as it relates to your Atlanta drunk driving charges, you will have the best chance possible at securing a positive outcome for your DUI case.
According to Georgia law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while one is under the influence such that it is “less than safe” for that person to drive. A person may be convicted for drunk driving for being under the influence of alcohol, drugs and even toxic vapor, glue or aerosol. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater also constitutes DUI, and one can be convicted for this offense even if his/her driving abilities were not affected at all, so long as his/her blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
Make no mistake that hiring an Atlanta drunk driving lawyer will make all the difference in the outcome of your case, and the penalties that you may face. For a first Atlanta drunk driving offense, the penalties which may be assessed include:
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- Fines of $300 to $1000
- 10 days to 12 months imprisonment (24 hour minimum for a driver with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater)
- 20, 40 or more hours of community service
- Mandatory completion of a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program
- Driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year
Without a skilled defense attorney at your side, you stand little or no chance of avoiding the severe penalties associated with an Atlanta DUI offense. A skilled attorney will understand how to contest the results of a breath test, blood test or field sobriety tests in order to prove that your abilities were not impaired and that your blood alcohol level was not above the legal limit.
As an attorney with a multitude of experience in defending the cases of DUI arrests in Georgia, Attorney Sailers is a wise choice. You need to act quickly in consulting a lawyer, as you only have 10 days to schedule your hearing with the Department of Drivers’ Services (DDS). Contact the firm today to receive a free consultation regarding your DUI arrest and charges.