Carroll County DUI
The key to winning a Carroll County driving under the influence (DUI) case is preparation. The burden of proof rests on the prosecution, so if a Carroll County DUI lawyer can find a hole in the prosecutor’s case, there is a good chance you will obtain a “not guilty” verdict, or your case may even be dismissed.
There are many great criminal defense lawyers in Carroll County; however, not all of them have the skills and training necessary to win a drunk-driving case. An experienced DUI lawyer will not only stay on top of the latest changes to Georgia’s statutes, he or she will continually undergo training on the latest defense techniques as well as field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests.
The truth is not all prosecutors understand the science behind field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests; in fact, there are many things that could go wrong during the administration of these tests. Field sobriety tests are graded by the police officer, who probably already believes you are guilty of drinking and driving. By watching video evidence, going over the officer’s report, and asking you questions about how the tests were administered, your defense lawyer may find that these tests were unfair and inaccurate.
In order to be accurate, breathalyzer machines must be maintained and calibrated according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Your attorney can review the maintenance and calibration logs to determine if these machines were in proper working order. Your defense attorney may also ask questions regarding your medical history, as certain conditions, such as acid reflux, could force alcohol into your breath sample, inflating your test results.
You may wonder if hiring a qualified DUI defense lawyer is worth the expense. However, you should consider the cost of a conviction. Court fees, fines, and increased insurance costs can put a strain on your bank account. You may also be forced to take time off of work in order to perform community service or serve jail time. In extreme cases, you may be terminated for having a drunk-driving conviction on your criminal and/or driving record.
The Coweta County DUI lawyers at The Turner Firm, LLC have an impressive track record of getting their client’s charges reduced or even dismissed altogether. They will launch a full investigation to gather evidence that can help your defense. Speak with an attorney today for a complimentary DUI case evaluation.