DUI Process Georgia
If you are one of the many Georgia motorists who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) each year, then you’re probably all-too familiar with the state’s DUI process. From the time you were pulled over and all the way up until the date of your final court proceeding, being charged with DUI is one of the most terrifying and stressful ordeals a driver can ever experience. Fortunately, knowing what to expect after your arrest can help alleviate many of your concerns by ensuring you know what to expect throughout the DUI process in Georgia.
Immediately after you are arrested for drunk driving, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) will be notified of the event. This will result in administrative penalties, which include an automatic license suspension of 30 days or more. Although you have a chance to appeal this sentence, you must request a hearing with the DDS within 10 days after your arrest in order to do so.
Even if you're lucky enough to retain your driving privileges, you will face numerous others penalties once your criminal charges are reviewed. Under Georgia's mandatory sentencing guidelines, even a first-time DUI conviction can result in an additional license suspension, hefty fees, and possible jail time. The consequences are far more severe if you have a prior history of drunk driving or were involved in a serious auto accident at the time of your arrest.
As you can see, the consequences of a DUI are quite serious. As a result, it is important to have legal representation by your side when the time comes for you to appear in criminal court. At the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis, we are committed to making the Georgia DUI process less stressful by providing the aggressive legal defense you need to avoid a drunk driving conviction, and keeping you informed of the progress every step of the way.
From challenging the arresting officer's testimony to proving that your breath test results are unreliable, count on our firm to create a strong defense strategy for your case. Our entire team of attorneys and paralegals are well-versed in Georgia DUI laws, and we know how to use this knowledge to benefit our clients. We have helped thousands of drivers across the state reduce or eliminate charges against them, and chances are we can do the same for you.
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case, contact Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis today. As an exclusive DUI defense firm, we can help ensure you receive the best possible outcome in court and increase your chances of avoiding a life-altering DUI conviction.
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