Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges

Georgia is tough on drunk drivers. Even first-time DUI offenders are likely to endure severe penalties. Convicted individuals must complete a substance abuse class and perform several hours of community service. Their licenses can be suspended or, in some cases, revoked. They face fines up to $1,000 and jail sentences as long as a year. The punishments for repeat offenders are harsher still.

The lawyers at A Salmon Firm, LLC, understand how to defend individuals against DUI charges. Based in Norcross and practicing throughout Georgia, we are accomplished at reducing the penalties our clients face. We leverage our knowledge of the local court system to help judges understand our clients' needs and concerns, and work hard to obtain legal outcomes that enable the individuals we represent to continue on with their lives.

Will I Lose My License?

A DUI can lead to a year-long suspension of your driver's license. The process begins immediately after one is arrested. You can, however, put a halt to immediate suspension.

Through an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing, individuals are able to file an appeal and, in many cases, retain their driving privileges. Filing a successful appeal is not easy, however. Individuals must be ready to begin within 10 days of their arrest, and make a cogent case for why they should get to keep their license.

The attorneys at A Salmon Firm are skilled at guiding our clients through the appeals process, helping them avoid common missteps and prepare adequately for court hearings. Moreover, even if an appeal is not successful, you may still be able to use your car. When necessary, our firm will help you obtain a limited license that ensures you can get to work, or to school, and fulfill your other obligations.

Drugs And Driving

In Georgia, individuals can be charged with DUI even if the blood alcohol test is not performed. This is a result of the "DUI less safe" statute, which authorities instituted to criminalize driving while under the influence of any substance at any level — whether it's alcohol, marijuana, prescription painkillers, over-the-counter sedatives or anything else.

Allegations under this statute are just as severe as a traditional DUI charge. It is important to work with a lawyer who knows how to protect your rights and interests at every step of the legal process.

Defending Against DUI Charges

To learn more about how we can help, call our firm at 770-901-2917 or reach us by email. During an initial consultation, our DUI lawyers will inform you of your options and the most likely outcomes for your case.