DUI Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Work with a Former Assistant District Attorney
Are you looking for a DUI lawyer that will be dedicated to you, your case and to seeking the best possible outcome? If so, call the firm and let them hear your side of the story. Did law enforcement make a serious mistake? It is worth your time to find out, as it is possible that the DUI charges can be dismissed. Was your breath test inaccurate? Breath testing units fail, or have been improperly calibrated or maintained. The firm knows all of the DUI defense strategies that work, and is ready to review the facts in your case and advise you of the strategy that could allow you to avoid conviction.
As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. McNally has the knowledge and insight into the justice system that has proven to be of great benefit to those facing charges for misdemeanor or felony DUI. What are your chances of beating a DUI charge in Atlanta? The answer lies in the quality and experience of your defense attorney. Having served on the "other side" for many years, Mr. McNally understands the strategies that are effective at trial. As a highly skilled trial lawyer, he carefully plans every detail of the case for the defense, with the objective of getting a favorable outcome.
DUI Penalties in Atlanta, GA
In Georgia, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater. If you are under the age of 21, you cannot drive with a BAC of .02% or greater. Common penalties for a first-time DUI conviction include:
- At least one full day in jail, possibly 10 days in jail to 1 year
- $300-$1,000 in fines, plus surcharges
- 40 hours of community service
- One-year driver's license suspension
- Mandatory driver's risk reduction course
It should be noted that a judge can elect to enhance all of these penalties and impose additional penalties if the following is true:
- You committed a second, third, or fourth DUI offense
- You caused an accident that lead to serious injury, property damage, or death
- A minor was in the vehicle when you were arrested
- You were driving without a license or on a suspended license
- Your BAC level was .15% or higher
Strategies for Defending Your DUI Charges
The strategies employed include challenging the initial police stop if there is any hint of a rights violation, challenging BAC evidence based upon incorrectly administered tests, or errors in the arrest, in any field sobriety testing, or in lab results. There are issues regarding the absorption of alcohol that could be effective if you waited a long period between being arrested and then tested for alcohol intoxication.
The DUI defense lawyer at the firm is extremely skilled in creating a winning defense case, and is ready to speak with you and advise you about how to move forward. If your future freedom and the ability to continue to drive legally are of concern to you, it is time to get in touch with a legal professional who knows how to fight and win.
Call today for more information about defending against any level of DUI offense. What you do now could make all the difference in the final outcome of your case.