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.