Whether you have been the one that has been arrested or you are inquiring on the behalf of a loved one, it is hard to know what to do and who to call. You need to put your complete trust in your attorney and this can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you have never met.
Tom Barton, an experienced DUI lawyer in Georgia, understands how critical this decision is for your future and for your family. He has been representing clients across Georgia faced with a criminal arrest for over 20 years. While he can’t promise you that your life will continue on as always, he can promise that he will strive to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Attorney Barton is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense and the Defense of Drinking Driver’s Network. For both state and federal criminal court representation, an aggressive and honest attorney and an experienced trial lawyer, you can count on his representation.
What Could Happen If You Are Convicted of DUI
The penalties for a DUI conviction in the state of Georgia depend on the facts of your case, and also on your criminal history. Commonly for a first DUI conviction, you are facing a day in jail, 40 hours of community service, a year on probation, a substance abuse evaluation, DUI school, fines and court fees.
Drinking and driving is a serious criminal offense. If you are caught driving with a blood content level of .08 (if over the age of 21), then you could be arrested for a driving under the influence. This number is reduced to .02 for under 21 drivers and .04 for commercial drivers. What this means is that even one small glass of wine with dinner can end up costing you your license if you blow over.
The best defense when faced with any DUI arrest, whether it is happened before or not, is to contact a lawyer skilled in drunk driving defense as soon as possible. You may think that if you pay the fine and agree to the terms and conditions of the arresting officer, everything will be fine. However, you could be faced with a 12 month license suspension, jail time and a permanent mark on your record, even if this is your first offense.
Georgia DUI Attorney Tom Barton can help you with any drunk driving related charge, from multiple offenses to first time arrests. Whether you are under the age of 21 or over, whether you are from out of state or local, whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony offense, Mr. Barton can help minimize the damage and the penalty. You have ten days from the time of your arrest to challenge the charges and protect your license.
Don’t Take Chances With the Law
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Georgia let Tom Barton help you get back on the road. Contact us at 770-961-7400. We are available around the clock to answer your questions and assist you with your case.