DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
DUI Experience From All Sides
The attorneys at Spence & McPeek have experience prosecuting DUI charges. In that time they observed the devastating effects of drunk-driving convictions on a near daily basis. Consequences such as license suspension, fines, community service, probation, mandatory counseling, alcohol treatment, and incarceration (yes, even for first-offenders) are well known. Did you know, however, that simply being arrested for DUI, even if you are not convicted, could adversely affect your driving privileges?
For example, if you refused a test or had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams or higher and fail to request a hearing with the Department of Driver Services within 10 business days of the date of your arrest, your license is subject to suspension 30 days from the date of your arrest. Alternatively, try renting an automobile with your DUI citation as the only proof that you indeed have a driver’s license. Post-arrest protection of your driving privileges is but one example of how a skilled DUI professional can help minimize the potential negative impact of a DUI arrest.
Most of the time in Georgia a DUI is a misdemeanor offense. However, the consequences get more severe for each additional DUI conviction you have, and if you get four or more DUIs in a five year time it can be charged as a felony! In many counties in Georgia a second lifetime DUI can result in you being required to enter into a DUI Court program in addition to other baseline punishments.
Please call us at 404.236.6060 while there is time to preserve all your legal rights. Again, we perform this no-cost analysis without obligation to you. At Spence & McPeek, we have handeled hundreds of DUI cases and we will ensure that you do not have to face this challenge alone. We have tried DUI cases and won!