Alpharetta DUI Defense Attorney
Legal Assistance for DUI Defense and Legal Procedures
Have you been arrested for DUI in Alpharetta, GA? If you are facing a
DUI charge or a DUI-related legal issue, The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub,
P.C. may offer you the legal assistance that you need. Whether you are
looking for an aggressive and effective DUI defense for trial or more
information about the penalties of a DUI conviction, contact our Alpharetta
DUI lawyers immediately. Taking action as soon as possible may allow you
to secure a positive resolution to your legal issues!
We defend clients against DUI charges in cases of all kinds, such as:
We have successfully handled hundreds of DUI cases involving complex legal issues.
Contact our firm today and discuss your situation with us!
The Penalties of a DUI Conviction
If you have been arrested for DUI, then you may eventually be facing a
criminal trial and risk the
penalties of a DUI conviction. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a serious criminal
offense that may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on
the circumstances of an incident. In any case, an individual who faces
a DUI conviction is vulnerable to punishments that can have significant
effects on their current and future opportunities.
Some of the common penalties for a DUI conviction include the following:
- Suspension of your driver's license
- Enrollment in substance abuse programs
- Monetary fines of several thousand dollars
- Jail time ranging from several months to several years
Driver's License Suspension & Restoration
One of the most damaging effects of DUI arrests and convictions is
driver's license suspension. If you have been arrested for DUI or refused to submit to a breath test
during the procedure, the law of implied consent (O.C.G.A. § 40-5-67.1)
allows the arresting officer to automatically suspend your license and
issue you a temporary driving permit. If your license is suspended during
an arrest, you have
10 days following the incident to schedule an appeal hearing with the Georgia DDS.
If you fail to do this, your license will be automatically suspended for
the duration of the period, which could be as long as 18 months! In addition,
individuals may face license suspension as a DUI conviction punishment.
This means that individuals may face license suspension twice for the
same arrest incident. Each of these suspensions must be fought separately—appealing
an automatic suspension with the Georgia DDS does not prevent license
suspension after a criminal conviction.
Do Not Fight Alone—Call 404-907-1536
At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our Alpharetta DUI attorneys
have 40+ years of collective experience in DUI defense and criminal law.
We know that a DUI charge can become very complicated, especially when
multiple charges may be at play. As former prosecutors, we use our
experience from both sides of the courtroom to prepare defenses for our clients that effectively challenge the prosecution's evidence.
A DUI arrest may result in a criminal conviction that can affect your driving
privileges and your future opportunities in employment and other important
aspects of your life. Do not suffer legal penalties because of improper
police procedure and misconstrued evidence—secure the legal guidance
of our team of legal professionals. When you are prepared to retain effective
legal counsel to resolve your legal issues,
schedule your consultation with our firm!