LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DUI LAWYER - LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DUI ATTORNEY
If you have been charged with DUI in Lookout Mountain, you need an attorney now. Georgia DUI laws are strict, and it is in your best interest to hire a Lookout Mountain DUI Lawyer that has extensive experience. We have defended DUI charges throughout Georgia for over 20 years. Call now and see why we are Georgia's top-rated DUI firm.
30 Day Warning
You only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative license hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you fail to request a hearing or install the device, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. The hearing request must be submitted by mail and costs $150. It is in your best interest to contact a Lookout Mountain DUI Attorney to discuss whether the ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device is the best option for your case.
DUI Charges in Lookout Mountain
After exclusively practicing DUI for over 20 years, we know that there are many different ways a person can be charged with a DUI. Most people only think a DUI occurs when a driver consumes alcohol and their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over the state limit of .08. While this is one way to be charged with DUI in Lookout Mountain, it is not the only way. Some additional ways a person could be charged include:
DUI Less Safe Alcohol
A driver can be guilty of a DUI less safe when they drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol to the extent that the consumption makes it less safe for them to operate a motor vehicle. Furthermore, a person can be charged with DUI less safe if their BAC is less than .08.
DUI Per Se Alcohol
A person commits DUI per se when they operate a vehicle with a BAC over .08 or more, within three hours of driving. It is also DUI per se when someone under 21 years of age operates a vehicle with a BAC of .02 or more. For a commercial driver, the BAC is .04.
DUI Less Safe Drugs
DUI less safe for drugs means that a driver was under the influence of a drug to the extent that it was less safe for them to drive. Drugs include both prescription drugs and illegal drugs. A person convicted of DUI drugs will be unable to get a permit to drive and will suffer a hard suspension of their license.
DUI for Glue, Aerosols, or Toxic Vapors
A person can be charged with DUI while under the influence of glue, aerosols, or toxic vapors. This type is not as common but still comes with severe consequences. Similarly to DUI drugs, a conviction will include a hard suspension of their driver's license.
DUI for Marijuana or a Controlled Substance
Even though there is a statute for DUI drugs, Georgia has a separate law when the drug is marijuana or another controlled substance. The prosecution has the burden of proving that the marijuana or controlled substance caused you to be an unsafe driver.
DUI for a Combination of Two or More Drugs
A driver can be charged with DUI when they are under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol. The drug could be marijuana, a controlled substance, glue, toxic vapors, aerosols, or a prescription drug. Even if the driver's BAC is under .08, evidence of drugs in their system will be sufficient for a DUI charge.
DUI Defenses in Georgia
No matter which type of DUI you have been charged with, our DUI lawyers in Lookout Mountain can help with your case. There are always defenses we can use in hopes or getting the charge dismissed or reduced. We generally start with some questions to make sure your rights were protected during the process and to see where we can start to build arguments to defend your case. Some of the questions we will investigate are:
- Was there a valid reason to initiate the original traffic stop?
- Were Georgia Field Sobriety Tests conducted appropriately and according to procedure?
- Were you properly read the correct Georgia Implied Consent Notice?
- Was the arresting officer properly trained to make DUI arrests?
- Was the DUI a result of a Georgia Roadblock and did the officers follow proper procedure?
- Did the officer have probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI?
- Was a breath test administered?
- Did the machine work properly?
- Was the driver informed of their right to an outside chemical sobriety test?
- Does the officer have a disciplinary record?
These are just some of factors we will investigate as we begin to build your defense. We will also interview witnesses, request video footage from the arrest, and speak with medical experts if we need to. We will put your mind at ease because we will do everything we can to achieve the best outcome in your case!
Lookout Mountain Municipal Court
If you were arrested for DUI in Lookout Mountain, then your case will proceed to the Lookout Mountain Municipal Court. The Honorable Buddy Presley is the Municipal Court Judge, and Cindy Roberts is the Clerk of Court. Court is held at 1214 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750. Call (706) 820-1586 for further information.
Map to Lookout Mountain Municipal Court
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Our Lookout Mountain DUI Lawyers are skilled in resolving the underlying traffic offense in order to remove the probable cause for the DUI stop. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that you should not have to wait until business hours to get an answer to your question. Call now for immediate help.