A Tough Defense Against DUI Charges

After an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, you need to speak with a DUI lawyer or DWI lawyer as soon as possible. Even a first-time conviction can carry a sentence of jail time, community service, loss of driving privileges, fines, a drug and alcohol evaluation, a treatment program and probation. Depending on your occupation, you could lose your job or struggle to find a position in the future. Insurance rates will also increase.

This area of the law is complex. An experienced attorney can identify all available defenses that could result in a dismissal or a reduction of the charges. To be effective, however, your attorney must be willing to take your case to trial if necessary.

After a DUI arrest, your driver's license is at risk of an immediate suspension. The firm of Pratt & Wall, Attorneys at Law, will assist you with the letter that must be sent to the state within 10 days of your arrest to protect your right to drive.

Skilled Criminal Defense For People Across Georgia

Our firm works to aggressively defend your rights. For more than a decade, we have obtained positive and timely results for clients who were charged with crimes. In some cases, negotiating a charge reduction ensured that a client did not lose their job. In others, mistakes by the prosecution were uncovered that led to the dismissal of the cases.

In addition, we are not afraid to take a case to trial. Our aggressive approach means that sometimes, the prosecution will agree to reduce or drop charges, because they know that we will be ready and willing to go to trial to exploit weaknesses in a case. Our attorney understands the real world and provides cost-conscious, quality legal services.

With an office in Suwanee, we represent clients in Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Cobb, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Jackson and Henry counties, as well as other clients throughout Georgia.

Understanding Georgia's DUI Laws

An officer must have probable cause to arrest and charge you with DUI. Driving under the influence does not refer to just the influence of alcohol (drunk driving), but could also include drugs. A person can be charged with DUI for driving with any amount of prescription medication, marijuana or other illegal drugs in his or her system.

Georgia has three basic categories of DUI charges:

  • DUI "less safe" is frequently used when a driver declines a breath, urine or blood test. This charge is also common after an accident, if there is any evidence of alcohol use. This charge may also be applied if the person's blood alcohol content was below the legal limit.
  • DUI "per se" generally means a driver over the age of 21 had physical control over a moving vehicle while his or her blood alcohol content was .08 or above.
  • DUI drug charges can be applied when a driver is found to be operating a moving vehicle while under the influence of drugs, including lawfully prescribed prescription medications.

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When you meet with us, we will take the time to answer all your questions. Our attorney is available nights and weekends. Call 770-614-4811 or send us an email to get help right away. Payment plans are available.