The DUI Lawyer
You need a reputable defense attorney if you have been charged with a DUI. Your liberty, reputation, and privilege to drive are on the line. Our practice is dedicated to providing the best DUI defense in Atlanta, Georgia.
In Georgia, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a crime that now includes mandatory jail time. Georgia laws indicate that the state can convict someone of DUI if one of the following occurs:
- The driver had a 0.08 grams or more blood alcohol concentration within three hours of operating a vehicle.
- The driver is deemed “less safe” to operate a vehicle through proof of alcohol or other intoxicants.
If you are convicted of DUI, the penalties are severe. Jail time, fines, and DUI school are not the only consequences; convictions can also lead to community service, probation, license suspension, difficulty renting a vehicle, paying high insurance rates, and compromising certain career paths.
Because of the possible repercussions, facing a DUI charge can be terrifying, intimidating, and consuming; however, retaining an experienced DUI defense lawyer will put your mind at ease.
- Georgia DUI Laws
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Breath Testing Machine
- Underage Drivers Laws
- Female DUI Issues May
- Breath Alcohol Tests with the Intoxilyzer
- Pre Trial Motion To Suppress Evidence
- Appellate Commandments
- What Happens When Someone Is Pulled Over At A DUI Stop In Georgia?
- What Are The Penalties For A DUI Drug Conviction In Georgia?
Field Tests & The 30-Day Rule
If you are pulled over under suspicion of DUI and asked to perform field tests, by complying, you help the police manufacture evidence against you, which will be used in court. Therefore, we recommend avoiding any sobriety evaluation by respectfully declining.
While you may refuse to participate in field sobriety tests in Georgia, it does not protect you from an arrest. Under implied consent, refusing to take a breathalyzer, urine, or blood test can result in license suspension.
Certain situations result in the 30-Day Rule in which you have only 30 days to request a special hearing; failure to do so may result in a one-year suspension of your driver’s license. If any of the following statements are true of your DUI arrest, the 30-Day Rule applies to you, and you must act now:
- You took the test, and your blood alcohol level was .08 or higher.
- You refused to take the test.
- You tried to take the test, but they said you refused.
- You were under 21 on the day of your arrest, and your test result was .02 or higher.
- You have a CDL, were in your rig when arrested, and your blood alcohol level was .04 or higher.
- You are not sure what my blood alcohol level was.
Expert DUI lawyers like George Stein know what it takes to review your case and fight for your desired outcome. With over three decades of experience and 250 jury trials, Attorney George Stein earned his nickname “The DUI Lawyer.” He is a frequent lecturer on DUI defense and a graduate of the National DUI Defense College conducted at Harvard Law School. Trained and certified in Field Sobriety Testing, George Stein is known for his successful defense of lawyers who have been arrested and charged with DUI.
If you are facing DUI charges, Attorney George Stein will:
- Help you understand the charges;
- Guide you through the legal system and important decisions;
- Review your case thoroughly and provide honest feedback;
- Make sure you are aware of all your options;
- Work to get your charges dismissed;
- Negotiate with prosecutors;
- Prepare your defense;
- Collect evidence in your favor;
- And much more!
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For a free consultation or information about our convenient payment plan, call (404) 681-4000. Remember, sound legal advice and the right DUI lawyer can make a difference in your case.