Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in Georgia. Even an arrest on relatively minor DUI charges can have a lasting impact on your criminal and driving records and may be noted by potential employers. These and numerous other reasons are why it is imperative that you contact an Atlanta DUI defense attorney as soon as DUI charges are made against you.
Serious DUI accidents resulting in injury or death to someone are known as felony DUI cases. One of the most common forms of felony DUI offense is vehicular homicide. If you are charged with vehicular homicide, your life may seem to be in a spiral. You may wonder about the future of your family, employment opportunities, or education. You may be facing the possibility of incarceration in jail or prison and a permanent record.
Even though felony DUI cases are more complicated in Georgia due to legal rules, a skilled DUI defense attorney can help you protect your rights and explore every avenue for a favorable outcome.
DUI charges are common, and law enforcement agents are always on the lookout for impaired drivers. In many cases, an officer pulls over a driver for a non-moving violation (failure to dim headlights, blown head or tail lamp, registration violation, etc.) and the traffic stop ends with DUI charges. Why? Because officers can arrest someone for DUI if they have reasonable suspicion that the individual is impaired, such as a smell of alcohol in the vehicle, slurred speech, open containers, or an inability to complete field sobriety tests.
While in some cases, such reasonable suspicion may be warranted, there are many DUI arrests made that are not handled in a lawful manner. These are only some of the reasons why you need an Atlanta DUI defense attorney on your side.
Contact DUI attorney Bob Giannini at 770.237.3800.