Why fight a first Georgia DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fighting a First DUI Case in Georgia

The question comes up everyday; should a potential client fight their first Georgia DUI. It makes sense because pleading guilty costs less money and takes less time.  For many people, it's hard justify the added expense and risk.  We do offer plea bargains in our office, and many times it is the correct choice.

However, risk can be misunderstood.  No one expects a second Georgia DUI.  No one expects to get in legal trouble ever again.  So, a guilty plea looks easy.  Yet, every day our office gets calls from people with a second DUI in Georgia, a third Georgia DUI, and from people with multiple prior DUI convictions.

None of those people expected to call a Georgia DUI Lawyer ever again. Had those people looked into fighting their first offense, they would not be facing the added punishments for their new arrest.  It is worth seeing if you have defenses in your case.  It's worth seeing if the police officer followed all the correct procedures in your case.

So, the lesson here is to always investigate your first DUI in Georgia.  It is worth the time and expense to see if you can keep a first offense off your record.  Additionally, it's easier to fight a first offense because the prosecutor is more likely to reduce a first offense to reckless driving, than after you have a DUI on your record.

Our office has successfully defended thousands of people charged with DUI in Georgia.  See our case results below and contact us today to help.  We are here 24/7, because your problems should not have to wait until Monday.

Recent Case Results

  • This case was in Helen Municipal Court.  The client was charged with a DUI and four counts of DUI Child Endangerment.  In Georgia, for every child under the age of 14 in a vehicle it is considered a separate DUI offense.  The client would have been declared an habitual violator from one arrest an... Read On

  • Client was charged with a suspended license because he did not reinstate his privilege to drive after the expiration of his restricted license.  Per my advice, the client properly reinstated his license the day after he was charged.  Case Dismissed in Cobb County State Court.  Read On

  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On

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