Have you been charged with a 1st DUI in Cobb County?
A first time arrest and charge for DUI can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. In many other misdemeanor cases, the accused might expect a small fine and some light form of punishment. This is not the case with a first DUI. The first issue to address is the automatic suspension of your driving privileges. You only have 30 days from the time of your arrest to request an ALS hearing (Administrative License Suspension hearing) or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle to fight suspension. It can be vital to your future to avoid having a DUI conviction on your record, as this information will appear in any background check for higher education, loans, and future employment. To fight the charges you are facing, you need an experienced Cobb County DUI attorney on your side that will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.
1st DUI Offense in Cobb County
Some people mistakenly believe that skilled legal representation is only crucial if you are facing more serious charges such as causing an accident which resulted in serious injury or vehicular homicide. Realistically there is no such thing as a "minor" DUI charge. A first offense DUI in Georgia can mean months in jail, hefty fines, probation, community service, and substance abuse classes along with a permanent mark on your criminal record. Furthermore, a DUI lawyer is critical in deciding whether to file for an ALS hearing or choosing to install the ignition interlock device. If you have prior DUI convictions the severity of the penalties increases. When the outcome of your case matters, you should consult a Cherokee County attorney with the expertise which comes from many years of experience in fighting driver's license suspension and all types of DUI charges such as DUI under 21, child endangerment, marijuana cases, refusals and alleged refusals to submit to chemical testing, driving on a suspended license and prescription drug DUI.
Attorney Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor who focuses solely on DUI defense. With successful outcomes in thousands of cases this experience brings a unique approach to building a defense strategy calculated to obtain a positive result. Defense of any DUI case involves a number of complex legal and technical issues concerning law enforcement officer conduct, your constitutional rights, field sobriety tests and blood ad breath tests. The circumstances of the arrest often require thorough investigation and testimony by independent expert witnesses may be required. A DUI defense lawyer at our firm leaves no stone unturned in analyzing your case and preparing your defense. Call the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson for an initial consultation.
First DUI charge? Contact a Cobb County DUI defense attorney at our firm today.