CHARGED WITH DUI?
- Consult with an experienced DUI attorney.
- Attempt to preserve your driving privileges by requesting an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest. This may save your driving privileges during the pendency of your criminal proceedings.
- Do not assume that because you had something to drink, that a DUI conviction is automatic. These charges can be fought and are often won at either trial or on appeal.
- Realize that a DUI conviction can create problems for you in the future as it relates to driving privileges, employment, insurance and perception in the community.’
If you have questions contact us at (404) 228-8103 or email questions to DUI@wkhesq.com. If you need us after hours call (678) 994-4091.
ALS Hearing and Suspension
Not only does a DUI charge require a fight in court but it also includes a separate proceeding that is administrative in nature to determine the status of the charged’s driver’s license. A charge leads to an automatic suspension but if appropriately handled, driving rights can be preserved while the court case is pending. It is important than you request a hearing within ten days of being charged. New rules, require inclusion of $150.00 fee along with your request for an administrative hearing. Your DUI attorney can assist you with the ALS hearing in an effort to preserve your driving rights.
Defense of DUI Charges in Criminal Proceedings
Along with defending your right to drive in the administrative hearing, your DUI charge in the Georgia court having jurisdiction of your case must be faced. Prior to release after your arrest, you will post bond where required and be notified of the date of your arraignment. The arraingment will allow you to enter a plea. A guilty or nolo plea will result in an immediate sentence. A not guilty plea will result in a trial date being set and provide time for you to develop your defense.
Only in rare cases is it in the best interest not to fight your DUI charge. Your defense will include reviewing and analyzing your stop, tests administered by law enforcement, your arrest and other evidence that we will obtain related to your case. It is our goal to leave no stone unturned in defending you from these charges.