Aggressive Marietta DUI Lawyers
Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges of All Kinds
Driving under the influence is not merely a traffic violation in Georgia,
it is a criminal offense. Lawmakers in the state have criminalized drinking
and driving with the goal of preventing individuals from getting behind
the wheel while intoxicated. If you have been arrested and accused of
driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you must take action
now to defend your legal rights.
What are the penalties for a DUI conviction?
The penalties of a conviction of DUI are covered in Georgia Code §
40-6-391. In most situations, a conviction may result in thousands of
dollars in fines, jail time lasting months or even years, and driver's
license suspension. These penalties increase with each additional DUI
conviction an individual has. Whether this is your first DUI or you are
facing a second or third, a DUI attorney in Marietta may be the key to
successfully fighting the charges and minimizing your penalties.
The penalties of a first-time DUI conviction may include the following:
- Monetary fine between $300 and $1,000
- Imprisonment between 10 days and 12 months
- Suspension of driver's license
- 40 hours of community service
- Alcohol/drug treatment or counseling
For a third conviction, you can be fined $5,000 and held in jail at least
120 days. If you are arrested for a fourth time, you can be convicted
of a felony and held in state prison for up to 5 years. The consequences
of a DUI are severe—it is imperative that you protect your rights
in court and build a stronger case in your defense. A skilled legal professional
from the firm may help you get informed about your situation and your
legal options moving forward.
Restoring Your Suspended Driver's License
Driver's license suspension is one of the most damaging consequences of a DUI. It can occur right
after an arrest, before you have even gone to court to settle the charges.
At Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC, the criminal defense team represents
clients in administrative suspension hearings and criminal court in order
to help them protect their driving privileges. Your license could be suspended
for 120 days to one year or more, or even permanently!
If your license was suspended during a DUI arrest in Georgia,
you only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DDS. If you fail to request a hearing in time, your license automatically
goes into suspension. Schedule your hearing immediately, and then retain
a DUI lawyer who can defend your driving privileges in court and in the
40+ Years of Collective Legal Experience
Charges of DUI may come alongside other criminal charges, especially when
the situation involves an accident or injuries. The circumstances of a
DUI arrest may even result in a felony offense. Whatever charges you face
in relation to DUI, the legal team at Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC
may help you find a positive solution.
The firm handles DUI cases of all kinds, including:
Get Answers to Your DUI Questions
Learn more about DUI and related issues, such as:
The team of former prosecutors at Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC is certified
by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They have completed courses on DUI detection and standardized field sobriety
test procedure. The criminal defense lawyers in Marietta at Henrickson
& Sereebutra, LLC use their working knowledge of DUI laws and procedures
to build stronger cases for our clients. Their defense team does not stop
at the minimum when it comes to delivering results.
Arrested for DUI?
Schedule your free consultation with Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC and take the first step to protecting
your rights and your driving privileges!