Do I Have A Defense? In Almost Every Case, The Answer Is YES!
DUI defense is a very technical area of law. A lawyer must scrutinize every single aspect of the stop, arrest and processing. Through years of experience, I have been trained to recognize whether the proper procedures were followed and what it means for the case.
Common Challenges To A DUI
Even if you’re afraid that you may be convicted of a DUI, don’t give up. I can still defend your case in court. At the time of arrest and throughout the legal process, the police must follow specific procedures and the equipment must be maintained in a very specific way. Based on this, I may still be able to defend you by evaluating certain aspects of your situation, including:
- Whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop you
- The scope and duration of the stop
- Whether the officer gave proper instructions during evaluations
- Whether the field evaluations were conducted properly
- The sufficiency of any other evidence the state may have
These are just a few examples of what can be challenged but there are many more. I know the law and can help you get the best results possible through a thorough, detail-oriented approach to your case. I scrutinize every one of these things, and much more, in every DUI case I handle.
What About My Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing?
In Georgia, you don’t have to be convicted of a DUI to have your license suspended. The DUI arrest alone triggers an automatic 12-month license suspension through the Department of Driver Services (DDS). You have 30 calendar days from the date of arrest to request an ALS Hearing to fight this suspension.
However, an attorney experienced in DUI law will know how to best handle your ALS hearing to try and protect you from consequences such as a license suspension. Contact me immediately to ensure you don’t miss the deadline to request this hearing.
Let’s Discuss Your Case
Even your first DUI offense can carry serious penalties but I offer guidance based on my years of experience helping clients through these cases. Call Matt Andrews, LLC, today at 706-364-0668 or message me online to set up a consultation.