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Smyrna DUI Lawyers

Not every DUI case is clear-cut. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of being slightly over the legal limit, faulty equipment, or an error on law enforcement’s part.

In all cases, driving under the influence is a serious charge that will require a serious defense. Don’t gamble with your freedom and future by simply pleading guilty or hoping for leniency.

Protect yourself and exercise your rights by having our Smyrna DUI lawyers in your corner from day one. The sooner we get to work, the better chance we have at a favorable resolution.

In Georgia, No DUI Is “Minor”

A DUI charge should not be taken lightly. Even a first offense carries heavy mandatory minimum penalties, including license suspension, jail time, probation, and substance abuse programs. These penalties increase with each subsequent DUI.

DUIs in Georgia fall under various categories, including:

  • DUI Per Se: For driving with a BAC at or over 0.08
  • DUI Less Safe: For driving impaired under the limit
  • Underage DUI Per Se: For drivers under 21 years old with a BAC at or over 0.02
  • DUI Drugs/Marijuana: For driving under the influence of drugs
  • DUI Drug and Alcohol Combination

No matter the circumstance, a DUI charge warrants a strategic legal response. Our legal team has extensive experience handling all types of DUI cases. We thoroughly evaluate each case to determine a path forward under Georgia state law.

Georgia Has a Strict Zero-Tolerance Policy for Underage DUIs

In Georgia, underage drivers face zero-tolerance drunk driving laws. While the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for adults is 0.08%, for those under 21 it’s just 0.02%. This essentially means having even one alcoholic drink could put an underage driver over the legal limit.

The consequences of an underage DUI conviction can be devastating and long-lasting, potentially derailing your future before it even begins.

You could face license suspension, jail time, or probation – not to mention a permanent criminal record that may jeopardize:

  • College admissions and access to financial aid/scholarships
  • Internship, job, and future career opportunities
  • Your personal and professional reputation

With so much at stake, it’s absolutely critical to discuss your goals and legal options with an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest. Our team can carefully examine all the details of your case to build the strongest possible defense strategy.

We understand just how damaging an underage DUI conviction can be for your future plans. By leveraging our experience, we help you potentially avoid or minimize the consequences.

You Can Be Charged With a DUI Even If You Weren’t Actively Driving The Vehicle

In Georgia, you can still face DUI charges even if you were not actively driving or operating a vehicle at the time of arrest. The law allows prosecution if officers have reasonable evidence that you were in actual physical control of a motor vehicle with either a per se alcohol level or while it was less safe for you to do so, due to alcohol or drug consumption.

One common situation where DUIs arise without active driving involves individuals found intoxicated while pulled over on the side of the road or even napping in the driver’s seat with the ignition off. Law enforcement and prosecutors might try to use this as circumstantial evidence that you had operated a moving vehicle while under the influence.

You Have 30 Days to Challenge an Administrative License Suspension

Your driver’s license is not immediately suspended upon an arrest for DUI. However, the officer who arrests you can initiate an administrative license suspension.

If this happens, your license will be suspended 45 days after your arrest unless you take steps to challenge it with the DMV within 30 days.

Failure to request this hearing in a timely manner will result in an automatic suspension of your driving privileges after the 45-day temporary license period expires.

Our DUI attorneys can guide you through this process, helping you avoid a license suspension or minimize the length of the suspension.

Get Skilled Representation in Smyrna Municipal Court Traffic Cases

Our legal team regularly represents clients in traffic cases heard in the Smyrna Municipal Court. We understand the specific procedures and nuances associated with this local court system.

The Smyrna Municipal Court serves as the judicial branch that processes tickets and misdemeanor violations issued in the Smyrna area. Traffic court sessions oversee infractions like speeding and DUI.

Located at 2800 King Street Smyrna, GA 30080, we handle many cases in this court and can guide you through the local legal system.

Contact Our Smyrna DUI Attorneys Today

No matter how difficult the realities of a DUI charge may appear, hiring competent legal counsel offers the chance to resolve your or your child’s case while minimizing the impact on their future.

Ghanouni Teen and Young Adult Defense Firm remains dedicated to empowering young Smyrna clients to retake control of their future.

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our legal team to discuss possible next steps.

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