Douglasville DUI Defense Lawyer
The penalties and consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (“DUI”) are far worse than they ever have been in the past, and if you are facing a DUI charge you need someone fighting to protect your rights, your freedom, and your license. Today the penalties for a first time DUI require at least 24 hours in jail. Following this there will be 12 months probation, during which you will be subject to random alcohol and drug tests. Other penalties include, 40 hours community service, a mandatory fine ranging from $300.00 to $1,000.00, completion of a DUI program, clinical evaluation, and a 12-month license suspension. . The penalties for a 2nd or 3rd DUI within 10 years are even more extreme.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding DUI penalties, please contact our Georgia law offices today by email or call us at 770-999-1545 or toll-free at 866-338-0555.
Since the penalties and consequences for being convicted of “DUI” are so severe you want to place your trust and future in the hands of an experienced DUI defense attorney. The DUI defense lawyers at Miller & Wynn have received certification in DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing; therefore, they know what to look for when evaluating your case. Further, Mr. Miller and Mr. Wynn are both previous prosecutors. As prosecutors they both prosecuted many DUI cases; therefore, they have the advantage of being able to look at your case from both a defensive and prosecutorial point-of-view.
Many clients do not realize where the burden-of-proof rests in their DUI case, on the State. We will make sure that the State meets its burden. We will investigate your case to make sure the State has enough evidence to prove all of the required elements of your DUI case, and evaluate whether the State followed proper procedures in obtaining said evidence. We will also thoroughly analyze any and all police records, reports, and videos which relate to your DUI. This case evaluation is done very carefully because we are attempting to see if there is a possible basis for having the case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.
After investigating your case we are often able to find areas where the State has made a mistake, and we can file the appropriate motions to dispose of your case before trial. Note, there is no guarantee that this will happen in your case. However, if the State will not budge and we are forced to go to trial our office will be prepared. We have access to experts that can testify to the inadequacies of the field sobriety tests, and the Intoxilyzer 5000 (commonly known as the breathalyzer machine).