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!