DUI Facts Georgia
Did you know that almost 70% of the DUI arrests made in Georgia are dismissed in criminal court? Indeed, due to the numerous defense strategies that can be used to challenge a drunk driving charge, it is often much easier to avoid a conviction than you may realize. However, before you get too confident, there are a few other DUI facts you should know—for starters, out of the 70% of cases that were dismissed, almost all of the accused drivers sought legal counsel immediately after they were arrested for DUI.
Under state law, you can be arrested for “per se” DUI if you are caught driving with an illegal amount of alcohol in your system—even if you are not truly impaired at the time of your arrest. From a legal perspective, simply having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is enough to warrant a drunk driving arrest.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested if your BAC is below the legal limit. In addition to enforcing the state’s per se laws, Georgia officers can also arrest a person for drunk driving if he or she has a BAC within the legal limit, but shows signs of impairment. In such cases, the individual will be charged with “less safe” DUI instead of a per se offense.
Fortunately, regardless of whether you are charged with per se or less safe DUI, there are a number of ways to fight your charges. For example, if the officer is unable to prove that he or she had probable cause to stop your vehicle, your case will most likely be dismissed. You may even be able to challenge the accuracy of your breath test results or prove that the officer who administered the test was not properly trained to do so.
As one of the most experienced DUI defense firms in Georgia, the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis has helped more drivers avoid conviction than any other firm in the state. Our attorneys are well-versed in all areas of drunk driving defense, including the science of breathalyzers and field sobriety testing.
From proving that the officer who arrested you did not have a valid reason to suspect you of driving under the influence to challenging your BAC calculation, count on us to find the ideal defense strategy for your case.
To learn more about the options available for your defense, contact the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
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