If you have already been convicted of a DUI within the past 10 years, you may suffer very serious consequences if found guilty. Georgia lawmakers have very strict penalties for individuals who have committed more than one DUI, thus it is crucial that you contact a qualified DUI attorney in the Henry County area as soon as possible. If you are convicted you may face long jail sentences, high fines, and a long period of license suspension or complete revocation. If this is your fourth DUI and you are convicted you will be charged with a felony, which carries a 5 year jail sentence and you may lose your license for up to 10 years.
Henry County DUI Defense Lawyer: Lawson and Berry
If you have multiple DUI offenses on your record this is a serious situation and the legal team at Lawson and Berry should be the first call you make following your arrest. Quick action must be taken to protect your rights. The experts at our firm will review every detail of your case and provide you with advice on what steps you should take next. This is especially important if you are facing your second, third or fourth offense. If you are convicted of multiple DUI offense your life will be very restricted and you will have to do many hours of community service in addition to jail time.
If you have a prior DUI conviction, it can lead to “high and aggravated” or felony treatment of your new DUI charge as well as significantly elevated recommendations form the prosecutors for jail time and probation requirements. High and aggravated misdemeanors are generally not eligible for “good time” early release credit at the Henry County jail. The Georgia Department of Driver Services also seeks stringent license suspension measures for those that are repeat DUI offenders. Reinstatement of one's license can include measures such as ignition interlocks and clinical evaluations and treatment of alcohol and drug problems.
Following at least a year of license suspension, you may qualify for a restricted license. This means that you will be able to drive to work, school, and medical appointments. If you are granted a restricted license you will have to have an ignition interlock device installed in every car you drive in order to start your car. This device is very expensive and you must provide a breath sample each time you want to start the vehicle.
The legal experts at our firm are committed to fighting for your right to drive and limiting the negative consequences of a DUI conviction. We work exclusively with DUI cases and we have developed a unique skill set that makes us uniquely qualified to defend your case. We believe that your DUI case is our top priority and we will bring in resources to help build the strongest DUI defense for your unique needs. Expert witnesses in both the scientific and legal fields will testify on your behalf in order to strengthen you defense. We understand the constantly changing science behind blood alcohol concentration test and will use this knowledge to point out the flaws in the methods used during your arrest. If you are serious about your defense contact our firm today.
Contact a Henry County DUI Defense Lawyer from Lawson and Berry if you have been arrested and charged with a second, third or fourth DUI offense and are seeking a skilled DUI defense lawyer to aggressively fight on your behalf.