DUI Trial Georgia
The evidence is clear: driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is one of the most dangerous offenses a person can commit. Impaired drivers are responsible for a large percentage of the thousands of auto accidents that take place each year, and their actions often lead to serious injuries and/or fatalities. Yet despite all these facts, countless drivers across the nation are arrested for drunk driving and face serious criminal penalties as a result—and those facing a DUI trial in Georgia will be going up against some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation.
Of course, before you can be convicted of drunk driving or any other criminal offense, the state must first prove that you are guilty of the crime. Like most things in life, there are two sides to every story and your trial gives you the opportunity to present an argument for your defense.
As a citizen of the United States, you have the constitutional right to have your case reviewed by a jury of your peers. However, you also have the option to allow a single judge decide your fate in a DUI bench trial. Since there are pros and cons for each option, it is best to let an attorney determine which type of trial is right for your particular case.
Regardless of whether you choose a jury or bench trial, there are number of tactics that can be used to challenge your arrest and improve your chances of reducing or eliminating the charges against you. So what’s the best one for your case? It all depends on the specific circumstances of your arrest.
To determine the right action plan for your case, it is in your best interest to discuss your case with an experienced attorney immediately after your arrest.
At the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis, our attorneys look at important factors—such as whether the officer who arrested you had probable cause for suspecting you of DUI and if the field sobriety and/or chemical tests you performed were properly administered—to find the ideal approach for your case. In addition, we’ll also use our extensive knowledge of the science of breath testing to ensure your test results accurately reflected your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time you were arrested.
Remember, the penalties for drunk driving in Georgia often include a lengthy license suspension, hefty fees, and mandatory jail time—and that's just for a first offense. A DUI conviction can also wreak havoc on your future, as your actions will remain on your criminal background indefinitely and jeopardize many employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
To ensure you have the best chances of winning your Georgia DUI trial, put one of the most successful DUI defense firms to work for you. Contact Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We will do everything within our power to help you avoid the devastation of a drunk driving conviction.
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