If you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, it would be wise to contact a dedicated and experienced attorney immediately. The State of Georgia takes a tough stance on driving under the influence. A DUI conviction may trigger a domino effect of unpleasant consequences in your life: driver’s license suspension, criminal penalties, stress, financial and time obligations, and perhaps even the loss of your job.
The Law Office of William C. Head can help you during this difficult time. The skilled lawyers and staff at this firm are devoted to helping clients accused of driving under the influence. They pledge to properly investigate the unique circumstances of your arrest and present facts and evidence that benefits your case.
The penalties for DUI in Georgia include jail time, probation, expensive fines, and mandatory drug and alcohol classes, even for first-time offenders. Habitual offenders face more mandatory time in jail, as well as even larger fines.
Did you know that your driver’s license is automatically scheduled for suspension soon after being charged with drinking and driving? This administrative license suspension lasts for four months.
In addition to these criminal penalties, you will also face consequences in your day-to-day life. Your automobile insurance rates will skyrocket as the result of a DUI conviction. It’s possible that your automobile insurance company may even decide to drop your coverage altogether. You will also need SR-22 insurance coverage in order to have your driver’s license reinstated.
Even your employment is at risk if found guilty of drunk driving. If your current job requires a clean driving or criminal record, you may be terminated. Finding future employment may even be difficult, due to the background checks that many employers run on prospective employees.
DUI law is complex, due to the fact that drinking and driving laws change so frequently. It is crucial that you hire an experienced DUI lawyer who stays on top of changes in Georgia’s DUI laws. The attorneys at this firm attend cutting edge continuing education classes in order to become experts in the latest technology and defense strategies.
To begin discussing your case with a skilled defense lawyer, contact The Law Office of William C. Head for a free initial consultation. An attorney will contact you and thoroughly explain the charges you are facing as well as the next steps you should take to protect your rights.
Greg Willis, a partner at HTW&W, presenting a DUI case in front of The Superior court of Georgia: