Driving Offenses and DUI
Driving Offenses and DUI
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you should be concerned about keeping your driver’s license and staying out of jail. You may even be concerned about keeping your job if your employer finds out that you have been charged with a DUI.
In Georgia, being arrested for DUI is a serious matter that requires an experienced DUI attorney. Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. has the vast knowledge and extensive expertise needed to navigate and successfully defend you against these charges.
We start by helping you understand your rights and the challenges associated with a DUI charge. For example, there is the civil counterpart to the criminal DUI charge that takes place before the Administrative License Suspension Board. This civil component requires a “10 day letter” to be sent to preserve your right to drive while the criminal DUI charge is pending. In addition, we can explain the different types of DUI charges and the varying penalties depending upon whether you were charged as DUI less safe, above 0.08% BAC, as a commercial driver, or as an individual under 21 years of age.
Often, our clients assume that because they failed a field sobriety test or because they tested over the limit on a breath test, that they are going to be convicted of DUI.
Even if you failed a field sobriety test or if you failed a breath test, there many other defenses available to combat the charges against you and weaken the prosecution’s case. While each case is unique, we will analyze the validity of the stop, the admissibility of the field sobriety tests, the arrest, and the admissibility of the breath test or refusal. Often, a case turns on the unintentional, yet improper, actions of the police officer, the improper working condition of a chemical breath test machine, the chain of custody, or improper working procedures used to draw urine or blood.
Our skilled DUI defense attorneys will make every effort to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Hiring the right expert is tantamount to successfully defending DUI cases, and we have great working relationships with the best experts in the southeast.
Other Traffic Violations
Some traffic violations are considered criminal offenses under Georgia law.
A traffic violation may require an individual to pay a fine or attend court, and an individual could face the loss of their driving privileges or even spend time in jail.
Traffic violations that are considered criminal offenses include:
- Failure to maintain a lane
- Following too closely
- Insurance violations, such as driving without a license
- Driving with a suspended license
- Hit and run, serious injury by vehicle or vehicular homicide
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Drag racing
- Habitual violator
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Failure to observe traffic signal
Our experienced attorneys can help you avoid jail time or prevent your license from being suspended or revoked due to traffic violations. In addition, we can assist you in avoiding points on your driving record and reducing fines. We will engage in a vigorous defense that often results in a case being dismissed or reduced.
Not only are the attorneys at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. experienced and knowledgeable, they are have attained their DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification in order to best represent their clients in DUI cases and understand the experiences of their clients. For more information, contact the law offices of Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. for a free, confidential consultation.