Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.)
What can you do after you’ve been charged with a D.U.I.?
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. If you are caught driving after consuming too much alcohol, you may be charged with driving under the influence and convicted in a criminal court. While a breathalyzer or other field sobriety tests can provide the police with evidence of intoxication, they are not necessary to convict you of a D.U.I. Put another way: even if you refuse to take these tests, you can still be arrested and convicted based upon evidence like your driving behavior and your interaction with the arresting officer.Penalties for a D.U.I. include fines, community service, probation, license suspension and incarceration. Beyond these penalties, your reputation will be tainted. You will have difficulty acquiring loans and renting automobiles. You may even get fired and experience difficulty finding a new job.
Georgia D.U.I. 10 Day Rule
Georgia’s D.U.I laws are particularly tough. One of the most important laws is the Georgia 10-Day Rule. This law states that if you refused to take a test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC), or you took a test and your BAC was over the legal limit (0.08), then you only have 10 days to request a special hearing before your driver’s license is suspended for one year. Due to this deadline, it is critical to contact a D.U.I. attorney and request a hearing to ensure you do not automatically lose your license.
Preparing a vigorous defense
If you’ve been charged with a D.U.I., you will suffer some form of consequence. The Blaska Law Firm, LLC can represent you in court. We will explore every option for getting the charges dropped or reduced, including examining the credibility of evidence, the accuracy of breathalyzer tests and the arresting officer’s incident report.