You Need an Experienced DUI Attorney
An arrest for DUI/DWI can have serious consequences for your work, your family, and your finances. Don’t risk everything by simply pleading guilty or hiring an inexperienced Marietta DUI attorney.
The Marietta DUI/DWI attorneys at Smith, Schnatmeier, Dettmering, Collins, Reeves, Hobson & Hobson, LLP aggressively defend adults and juveniles charged with drunk driving offenses. We will protect your rights.
Our Marietta DUI lawyers representation begins with a thorough investigation of your arrest. As former prosecutors, we know the rigorous standards police must follow in stopping your car, in conducting field sobriety tests, and in administering breath and/or blood tests. Our DUI defense includes exposing any flaws that may exist in the prosecution’s case to help us achieve the best possible resolution for our clients.
We build every case from the beginning in preparation for trial. Prosecutors are aware that we will take a case to trial and present a vigorous defense for every client we represent. Certain time sensitive issues may be present in your case. It is important to seek legal counsel immediately after an arrest because you may only have 10 business days to prevent an automatic suspension of your privileges to drive in Georgia. This is commonly referred to as a “Ten (10) Day Letter” (Time Sensitive Issue).
What are the penalties for a DUI in the State of Georgia?
Penalties for a DUI/DWI conviction vary depending on the individual facts of your case, including your blood-alcohol level, prior driving record, and criminal history. A conviction may result in jail time, probation, loss of driving privileges, fines, alcohol/victim awareness education and alcohol or chemical dependency treatment. For more on the Georgia’s punishment for DUIs, click on Georgia DUI Sentencing Guidelines.
Clients who have had multiple DUI convictions and are arrested for a subsequent DUI/DWI may face increased jail time or, in certain circumstances, felony charges. Likewise, a DUI accident that seriously injures another person most likely will result in a felony DUI charge, even if the defendant has no criminal history.