In Georgia, the penalties for impaired driving are severe and require the experience and knowledge of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Navigating a DUI case without an attorney is not only risky, but it could also mean the loss of your freedom, limited access to your family, and unemployment. It is imperative that you hire a lawyer who can fight your charges from all angles.
There are a number of ways to defend an impaired driving case. For example, breathalyzers are not 100 percent accurate, which could mean you were not impaired above the legal limit. A skilled lawyer can prove that the results of your exam were not correct and avoid penalties and consequences associated with DUI. An effective attorney will also be able to challenge the results of any Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) you took prior to your arrest. If the officer who arrested you or administered these tests did not follow the proper procedures, there are ways to argue that your case should be thrown out.
If your license was taken as a result of a DUI arrest, you have 10 business days from the date of your arrest for DUI to request an administrative hearing to avoid an automatic suspension. It is imperative that you have an attorney who not only understands how to successfully defend your DUI charge, but also how to handle the associated administrative hearings.
Molly Hiland Parmer has handled dozens of DUI cases, both in state court and in federal court, and has been successful at trial and at negotiating favorable resolutions for her clients. She is a graduate of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s DUI Boot Camp, where she studied how to defeat blood and breath tests, successful administration license suspension hearings, effective negotiation tools in DUI cases, and winning cases when a client has multiple prior convictions for DUI. If you have been charged with DUI in Georgia, you could face jail time, license suspension, probation, community service, a substance abuse evaluation, fines and fees, and mandatory DUI classes. Given the substantial potential penalties inherent in a DUI arrest, you need an aggressive, experienced attorney to handle your case.