Marietta DUI Attorneys
Aggressive Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges from Offices in Cobb County & Peachtree City
A DUI charge can have a dramatic effect on your life. At John B. Miller & Associates, P.C., we believe that an attorney should be a true advocate and offer ardent representation for our clients. With thousands of cases handled, our attorneys have experience fighting for the best interests our clients.
What Are the Violations of Georgia’s DUI Laws?
There are two ways drivers can violate Georgia’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws.
The first is when you are considered driving “under the influence.” Under this violation, a Georgia District Attorney needs to prove that you were operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two, rendering you unable to drive the vehicle safely. You can still be found in violation of this law regardless of whether your blood alcohol content (BAC) was under 0.08. To prove you were in violation of this, your driving and/or field sobriety tests must show you were mentally or physically impaired.
The second way is a DUI “per se” violation, which is when a driver has a BAC of 0.08 or more. When this happens, it gives rise to “rebuttable presumption.”
What Penalties Do DUIs Carry?
In Georgia, a DUI arrest results in both a criminal case and license suspension. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) handles license suspensions following the implied consent laws and the Georgia criminal courts manage criminal penalties. According to implied consent laws, refusal of a test results an automatic one-year suspension of a driver’s license.
The Georgia courts enforce criminal penalties including:
- Public service
- Jail time
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