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THE LAW OFFICE OF LaZANEA M. HOLLEY, LLC

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DUI FACTS
 
Under Georgia law there are two different types of DUI:
 

1.) Less safe driver – which is based on the way you are driving when arrested, your appearance and demeanor.

2.) “Per se” DUI – based strictly on your blood alcohol level, more commonly referred to as “BAC”(blood alcohol consumption).

 

URGENT: If you have been arrested for GEORGIA DUI / DWI, it is vital that you act quickly to protect your driver’s license. You have only 10 days from the date of arrest to request a DUI DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing with the GEORGIA DMV. Contact US NOW to protect your legal rights if you’ve been charged with a DUI, drunk driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or any drinking and driving arrest in GEORGIA.

 

No matter how it happens, being arrested for DUI / DWI can be a frightening experience. But whatever the circumstances, drunk driving arrests require fast action. The most urgent concerns are usually finding an experienced Georgia DUI / DWI lawyer, and acting fast to prevent the automatic suspension of a driver’s license.

 

A DUI case in Georgia triggers two different cases – a GEORGIA DMV case and a criminal court case. A driver arrested on suspicion of DUI / DWI has only 10 days after arrest – including weekends and holidays – to request a DMV hearing, or risk losing his or her driving privileges. If a hearing is not requested within 10 days, the DMV will automatically begin the process of suspending the driver’s license.

 

The first step in a driver’s court case is arraignment. During the arraignment, the driver will be asked to enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty. Although the thought of facing  a jury trial makes many accused DUI / DWI drivers nervous, there are many good reasons to fight a drunk driving charge in court. Some drivers fear that a DUI / DWI arrest means an automatic conviction, but that’s simply not true. It’s possible to fight and win a drunk driving case with the help of experienced legal counsel.

 

Both the DMV hearing to determine driver’s license status and the criminal court case that stems from a drunk driving arrest can be successfully challenged, but these procedures can be complex, and the cost of losing can by high. An experienced GEORGIA DUI / DWI criminal defense attorney can develop an aggressive strategy to attack both the court case and the DMV action.