DUI Accident Defense Lawyer in Atlanta
Facing Charges of DUI in Relation to Car Accidents
When a driver involved in an accident is suspected of
DUI, the potential consequences of a conviction increase by a significant
degree. Whereas some DUI convictions result in misdemeanor punishments,
a DUI related to an accident may result in a felony DUI charge. If you
are facing a charge of DUI in relation to a car accident, it is imperative
that you retain a DUI attorney in Atlanta that has the skills and experience
necessary to minimize the chances of a conviction and secure a positive
outcome in your case. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.,
we put our team's
40+ years of collective experience to work for our clients.
Contact us today and find out how we may be able to help you obtain a solution!
The Penalties of an Accident Involving a DUI Charge
DUI-related accidents carry heavy penalties because there are often several
offenses at play. A misdemeanor DUI conviction may result in fines up
to $1,000, up to 12 months of jail time, license suspension, and other
penalties. However, when an accident occurs in relation to a DUI charge,
and if another person is injured or even killed, the penalties are far
greater. In these cases, individuals may face a
felony DUI conviction, the consequences of which could be devastating.
For example, the penalties of DUI manslaughter may include:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Fines up to $1,000
- Suspension of driver's license
- Increase of insurance rates
Challenge the DUI Evidence Against You
Field sobriety tests and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests are not
infallible evidence of intoxication. These tests can be highly subjective,
and if improperly administered, the results may not register an accurate
reading of a person's level of intoxication. Improper police procedure
at any point during the arrest may also be grounds for throwing out unsubstantiated evidence.
Without a charge of DUI, an offense such as vehicular manslaughter may
no longer be considered a felony offense. If you have been wrongfully
charged with DUI in relation to a car accident, it is essential for you
to consult an Atlanta DUI lawyer who is able to protect your rights in
court, especially when the consequences of a criminal conviction can have
serious effects on your future.
Trust a Firm with a Record of Success—Call 404-907-1536
If your accident involves a DUI charge, do not underestimate the damage
that may be done to your career and your future. Not only will you face
license suspension, jail time, and heavy fines, but you also face a mark on your criminal
record. When the consequences of a DUI conviction are serious, you will
want a serious legal team fighting in your corner. Atlanta DUI attorney
Howard J. Weintraub puts his valuable experience and legal abilities to
work for each of our clients' cases. When it comes to protecting your rights,
consult an award-winning legal team with 40+ years of collective experience
in DUI defense and criminal matters of all kinds.
Don't take a chance with your future—schedule a case evaluation with us today!