DUI Defense Attorney in Marietta, Cobb County and Atlanta Area
A conviction on a DUI charge has serious consequences. You face the prospect of a fine, the loss of your driver’s license, increased insurance premiums and jail time. The good news for people who have been arrested is that successful defense of DUI charges is possible. Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., an experienced criminal defense law firm, provides effective and successful defense of the rights and freedom of people accused of drunk driving. A DUI defense attorney at our firm is prepared to explain DUI penalties and to defend you through all stages of the criminal justice process. This includes, a jury trial, if that is the best option for you based on your circumstances.
Call 678-853-2500 or send an e-mail for a free consultation.
First-time offenders who had a BAC of .08 or greater now face up to one year in jail and fines up to $1000 plus court costs. Get the experienced defense help you need as soon as possible.
Successfully Defending a DUI Charge
The worst thing you can do is represent yourself against criminal charges or simply plead guilty. Experienced legal representation will almost always produce a significantly better result. The truth is, DUI cases can be won, as Andrew Schwartz knows this to be a fact because he has succeeded in numerous difficult DUI cases.
In defending you, a criminal law attorney at Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest. Did the police have probable cause to stop your vehicle? Did the officer have reason to believe you were over the legal limit? Were the field sobriety tests and the blood alcohol tests conducted properly? These and other aspects of your case could form the basis for a successful defense of the charges you face.
Your Driver’s License
You have 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing. If you fail to request this hearing, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended, simply because you have been charged.
In addition to the criminal charge, a DUI arrest begins an administrative process that could lead to the loss of your driver’s license. A DUI defense attorney will represent you in the administrative hearing, and will establish facts that may be of use in the criminal proceeding. It may not be possible to avoid a license suspension, but the firm will try to avoid this possibility and will even negotiate a shorter suspension period.