In my nearly 20 years in practice, I have been involved in more than 20 Vehicular Homicide / Serious Injury By Vehicle Cases. What many people never realize is that the criminal intent to injure someone seriously or kill them while driving under the influence is no different from just driving under the influence alone. No one intends to get drunk and harm someone.
So, the first sip of lemonade is to consider the fact that you are not harmed, and you have not harmed someone else. I hope if you have been charged with DUI you consider that every DUI case had the potential to be a Felony Vehicular Homicide case had someone been killed.
The second thing to consider is that your arrest is an excellent opportunity to rethink destructive behaviors. Many of my clients tell me that they were heading down a destructive path and that the DUI was a huge wake up call. No one is ever happy to be arrested for DUI, but if the outcome is new-found sobriety or at least increased attention to potentially harmful habits, positive life changes can result from your arrest. Lastly, your friends, business colleagues, and family members can benefit from your experience. If you tell people the cost and inconvenience of the DUI arrest, you may encourage others to change their behavior. You may save a life.
We can help if you are arrested for DUI in Atlanta, Call Atlanta DUI Lawyer Richard Lawson. Put his experience to work for you. Atlanta DUI Attorney Richard Lawson and his team are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your case will not defend itself.