Paulding County DUI
Incarceration, fines, probation, community service and a suspended driver’s license are potential penalties you could face if convicted of a Paulding County driving under the influence offense. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid these serious consequences—by fighting your drunk-driving charges. Paulding County DUI laws are extremely complex, and require the skill of an experienced drunk-driving defense lawyer.
The punishment for a DUI conviction depends on several factors. Do you have prior convictions on your record? Were you driving a commercial vehicle when you were pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving? Did you commit another moving violation—such as speeding—simultaneously? Were you transporting a child at the time of the incident? Were you involved in an auto accident that resulted in property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you could face enhanced penalties.
Immediately following your Paulding County DUI arrest, you must take action to avoid an automatic license suspension. In the paperwork that you receive from the officer following your arrest, there is information about requesting a hearing with the DMV to fight your administrative license suspension. You have 10 business days to submit this request. If you do not, your license could be suspended 30 days after your drunk-driving arrest for at least one year.
You may have heard that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Georgia is .08% for drivers over 21. However, did you know that you could be charged with drunk-driving even if your BAC is as low as .05%. If the arresting officer believes that your driving posed a threat to others due to the consumption of alcohol, you could be charged with DUI. In order to prove their case, the prosecution may call on the officer to describe your driving, appearance, and demeanor during the traffic stop and arrest. If you have a skilled Paulding County DUI defense lawyer on your side, he or she may be able to refute the officer’s testimony.
To learn how a DUI lawyer can help you fight your Paulding County charges, contact The Turner Firm, LLC today. Our attorneys only represent clients in DUI cases, so we have the experience and know-how necessary to secure a successful outcome.