WERE YOU ACCUSED OF DUI?
The Stigma Of A DUI
Conviction Can Have Lasting Effects
Arrest and conviction for driving under the influence are far from just being nuisances. It is a significant crime that has a far-reaching effect on parts of your life that few can imagine. Those with even one DUI conviction, let alone repeat offenders, find themselves explaining their record of substance abuse during job interviews. It is a definite issue if your job ever requires you to obtain a security clearance.
Don’t allow a DUI conviction to open up your record to question by others.
Attorneys at Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC know the Georgia DUI laws, and we know those prosecuting and judging these cases. Our mission is to clear your good name. With offices in Cartersville, Calhoun and Dalton, we serve clients accused of DUI throughout north Georgia.
What Are The Penalties For DUI?Punishment resulting from a DUI conviction varies depending on the case. Here is a short list of what to expect from a DUI conviction:
- Fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the number of DUI convictions
- Community service, usually 30 to 40 days.
- Court-ordered periodic blood alcohol evaluation
- Court-ordered substance abuse counseling and treatment
- Loss of driver’s license
- Ignition interlock device
- Prison for 90 days to one year
Crimes Related To DUI
The tragedy associated with DUI cases is that too often innocent people become victims. If you kill or injure someone as a result of driving under the influence, your case suddenly requires the skills of a firm of criminal law attorneys. If the intoxicant proves to be a drug, then the case elevates to drug crimes. Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC has practiced criminal law and has represented those accused of DUI and drug crimes since 1984.
Field Sobriety Tests Georgia follows the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s standardized field sobriety tests. If an officer suspects impairment by the driver of a motor vehicle, a series of tests may be administered to determine probable cause of intoxication that may include:
- One-leg stand
- Walk a distance, then turn
- Horizontal gaze nystagmus test
- Standing, feet together and head tilted back
- Count the officer’s raised fingers
- Say the alphabet
- Count backward
- The famous touch finger to nose with eyes closed test
Protect Your Rights Through The DUI Process Along with the legal penalties of a DUI conviction, the crime implies a person’s lifestyle and sense of responsibility. Defending those accused of DUI is a serious undertaking. There’s so much more than the fine and community service at stake. Call our offices at (770) 382-8900 immediately or complete our online Contact Us form.