DUI It has become easier now more than ever to find yourself arrested and charged with a DUI in the state of Georgia. Marietta and Metro-Atlanta police officers have numerous ways to arrest you for Driving Under the Influence, but an arrest does not mean you have to accept the charge as is. The first step is not to wait! Just because you have been arrested for a DUI in Marietta, Cobb, DeKalb, Atlanta, Fulton and other surrounding areas does not mean you have to lose your license or blindly plea in court without protecting your rights.
THINGS TO KNOW
1. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services to keep your license from being suspended if the officer that arrested you is requesting a license suspension. You may not even know this is happening until you find yourself being arrested again and this time for driving on a suspended license. This is why it is crucial you contact the Alfred Law Firm in the Atlanta area as soon as you are charged with a DUI so that your rights, and just as important, your privileges to drive on Georgia roads are protected. ***This is a complete and separate hearing from your criminal charge of DUI! You must request it in writing within the 10 days or your license will be suspended at the request of the officer that arrested you for the DUI. This is not the court date given to you on your ticket.
2. Even if you were not over the legal limit of .08 you can be arrested for DUI less safe. This means that in Georgia, even if you were under the legal limit of .08 on the breath test taken of you at the jail or the blood test after your arrest, you can still be charged with a DUI in Georgia. If an officer feels that a substance in your system made you less safe of a driver than if you had not had that substance in your system, you can be charged with a DUI. You need an aggressive Atlanta lawyer to represent you in court and fight for you. There are many arguments and legal strategies in these types of cases that attorney Alfred can bring to your case to fight on your behalf. Do not just accept a plea of DUI without speaking to attorney Alfred and having your case thoroughly analyzed and worked-on by an experienced attorney.
3. Even if you refused the tests an officer can take a blood sample from you without your consent. These types of cases, although difficult, are important to bring to an attorney to make sure that your rights are protected. There is nothing more intrusive than being forced to give your blood against your will for a DUI charge. We are here to make sure that if any of your rights were violated, we will fight to protect you.
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