There are extensive costs and consequences that arise from a DUI conviction. Even for first-time offenders, the penalties and fines can be exorbitant. With subsequent convictions, the fines increase dramatically as does the chance of spending significant time in prison. There are also a number of personal consequences that arise from such arrests. Besides seeing insurance rates rise and the possibility of having your driving privileges revoked, having a DUI conviction on your record can result in personal embarrassment and cause damage to your reputation.
Closson, Bass & Tomberlin provides knowledgeable criminal defense representation and will be there for you during the entire process. We will vigorously fight to protect your rights and apply our knowledge of Georgia's drunk driving laws to your advantage.
What Our Attorneys Examine In Defense Of Your Case
It is important to remember that it is up to the prosecution to demonstrate to the court you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the arrest was made. This requires more than allegations. It requires documenting in some manner that there was impairment.
When building your defense, we look at all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest:
- Was the initial traffic stop legal?
- Did police have probable cause to believe you were intoxicated?
- Were field sobriety tests issued properly?
- Was the Breathalyzer functioning correctly?
- Were you read your rights and given the opportunity to contact an attorney?
As every arrest is different, so is the approach an experienced lawyer will take, which varies depending upon the circumstances. We will take the time to review every detail. The specific circumstances may mean the difference between facing conviction and reducing or even eliminating all criminal penalties.
Building A Strong Defense
Many people believe they can't fight DUI charges. This is simply not true. For more than 25 years, our lawyers have been defending clients against drunk driving charges. We get results.
Police officers often set up DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are supposed to help keep the roads safe. Unfortunately, they are more often used to illegally target certain racial and ethnic groups, and pull people over without probable cause.
If your rights were violated in any way, we will find out and we will use it to bolster your defense and have evidence thrown out.
Do Not Delay In Contacting An Attorney
As time plays a vital role in determining whether drunk driving occurred, it is important to contact our law firm as soon as you can. For a free consultation, call us at Valdosta, Georgia, law office at 229-269-4947 or 888-878-0491, or reach us by email.