Charged With A DUI In Georgia? Never Assume You Will Be Found Guilty.

Many people facing charges for DUI in Georgia assume that they will be convicted, particularly if they have failed a breath or field sobriety test. This is simply not true. Breath test results are often unreliable and sobriety tests are often conducted illegally.

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI in Georgia, you need to hire an attorney who can fight to make sure these procedures are accurate. A lawyer can protect your driving privileges and other severe penalties associated with a DUI.

Defending Against All Types Of Georgia DUI-Related Charges

At Law Office of Gregory Chancy, our Marietta attorneys can protect your rights. Our team will conduct an extensive investigation to determine if any errors were made in your DUI.

We often assist with following DUI-related offenses:

DUI Vehicular Homicide

A driver in Georgia can face a misdemeanor or felony vehicle homicide charge if a death occurred during a vehicle accident.

You are likely to face misdemeanor vehicular homicide if, for instance, the death resulted from your failure to stop at a stop sign. You can face felony vehicular homicide charges if, for example, an individual died due to your driving under the influence or driving recklessly.

In any of these instances, you need an attorney to start working on your case immediately.

DUI Child Endangerment

Drivers arrested for DUI can face serious consequences if children are present in the vehicle. In Georgia, a child present in a vehicle during the traffic stop will result in two DUI charges. Please contact our firm If you are facing a DUI child endangerment charge. We can help you navigate this difficult matter.

Multiple DUIs

A driver facing a subsequent DUI charge in Georgia within five to 10 years of the first offense faces significant penalties.

  • A second DUI involves mandatory penalties, including 240 hours of community service, DUI School, 72 hours in jail, 12 months of probation, hefty fines, a clinical evaluation, and driver's license revocation if convicted.
  • A third DUI involves a minimum 15-day jail sentence, probation, driver's license suspension up to five years, court-ordered alcohol and drug treatment, and more.
  • A fourth DUI is a felony and involves a minimum 90 days jail sentence, driver's license suspension up to 10 years, $5,000 fine and court-ordered alcohol and drug treatment.

In Georgia, facing a second, third or fourth DUI can lead to serious and long-lasting legal consequences. It is dire that you have one of our experienced attorneys on your side.

Juvenile DUI

The law in Georgia considers drivers under age 18 as juveniles. Juveniles arrested for DUI are subject to juvenile court rules.

The rules are different in juvenile court. A juvenile can be charged with DUI if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is only .02. They will also likely lose their driver's license until age 21.
It is important to hire an attorney who knows the juvenile system and how to navigate it.

DUI Drugs

Driving under the influence of drugs in Georgia carries the same penalties as an alcohol DUI, even for lawfully prescribed prescription drugs. Law enforcement can use field sobriety tests, and/or blood and urine tests to determine if a driver is impaired.

However, courts have deemed these tests are unreliable. Let one of our attorneys investigate the facts surrounding your arrest and challenge the results. We will work with toxicologists to help evaluate your test results.

Remember, You Are Presumed Innocent

Remember: A DUI charge does not equate to automatic guilt. Our criminal justice system will presume your innocence until a judge or jury proves your guilt.

The state of Georgia has the burden to prove your guilt. At Law Office of Gregory Chancy, our team of attorneys can fight to protect your rights and avoid a conviction.

Call 770-628-1204 today for a free consultation. We speak Spanish, French and Portuguese.

A new law, effective July 2017, gives drivers only 30 days from the date of the arrest to appeal their driver's license suspension. Do not delay. Contact us as soon as possible. We can help preserve your driving privileges.