According to reports out of Powder Springs, a driver was arrested on three different felony charges after being officers attempted to pull him over for violating seat belt laws.
The driver refused to pull over. He allegedly threw a bag of methamphetamine out of the window of his vehicle. He then led officers on a high speed chase.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle all offenses related to traffic violations such as DUI in Georgia. This can include offenses that occur before a routine traffic stop such as tampering with evidence.
Tampering with Evidence in Georgia
Tampering with evidence in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-10-94 as:
A person commits the offense of tampering with evidence when, with the intent to prevent the apprehension or cause the wrongful apprehension of any person or to obstruct the prosecution or defense of any person, he knowingly destroys, alters, conceals, or disguises physical evidence or makes, devises, prepares, or plants false evidence.
Tampering with evidence is classified as a felony. Any person who violates tampering with evidence involving the prosecution or defense of a felony and involving another person shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years.
Charges such as tampering with evidence can extremely aggravate penalties to traffic violations such as DUI or fleeing or attempting to elude in Georgia. Hiring a defense attorney is a complicated matter, and you need to act quickly in most circumstances as the clock began ticking as soon as you received your citation. We work hard every day to come up with strategies to help win your case.
Our team of experts are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to explain your rights and begin your Defense in Georgia. An arrest does not mean you are guilty. An arrest is not the same as a conviction.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney now.