If you are arrested and charged with DUI in the city of Powder Springs, (or the greater Cobb County or Atlanta metro area), the citation you receive from the law enforcement officer charges you with DUI and additional traffic offenses. This arrest stays on your Georgia diving record. However, a DUI charge does not mean you are guilty or convicted of DUI.
Powder Springs or Cobb County soliciting attorneys have to prove that you are guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol beyond a reasonable doubt to support a conviction. This is a very high burden. DUI cases in Powder Springs are challenged and won frequently by aggressive DUI attorneys. People often plead guilty to DUI and then years later inquire about getting the convictions expunged when they realize the conviction is still on their record.
Expungement is the process of having charges and convictions removed from your records. Unfortunately, a DUI conviction cannot be expunged or deleted from your records. Convictions for DUI can have long term affects for work and school. That's why it is imperative to fight your case if you are wrongfully charged with DUI. Do not plead guilty to DUI if you were not driving drunk as this will stay on your record forever.
As soon as you are released from the initial lock up, you should contact a DUI lawyer to for a consultation. After you enter a guilty plea, little can be done and you must face the ramifications of a DUI conviction for years to come. Call Richard Lawson today for a free consultation with an attorney specializing in DUI defense in Powder Springs and the greater Cobb County area.