In Georgia it is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, a combination of drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol to the extent that the person’s faculties to drive a motor vehicle are impaired. If you are charged with DUI anywhere in Georgia, the State must prove all the elements against you beyond a reasonable doubt.
In DUI cases, the police officers gather several types of evidence during their investigation. This evidence includes but is not limited to:
If you are pulled over on suspicion for DUI, you have the right to remain silent. You must provide your driver’s license. You must also step out of the vehicle if requested by the officer. It always helps to be courteous to the officer, but you are under no obligation to answer any question that may hurt your case. Remember, you are innocent until the State of Georgia can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are in fact guilty.
Yes, if you are facing an administrative suspension, you only have thirty days to contest that suspension. The sooner we are involved in your defense, the sooner we can begin preparing a defense.
A DUI conviction can have potentially life altering consequences. If your arrest for a DUI is your first DUI offense, a conviction could result in a fine, jail time, a loss of driving privileges, and new insurance requirements. Legal representation is important to protect your rights.
If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Met Lane immediately to schedule a free consultation. We will work around your schedule, including evenings and weekends. To contact us, call 770-834-4107.