If you have been arrested for a DUI before then you know the drill right? You know what is at stake and you know how to get out of it. This is most likely not the case. The stakes are even higher when this is not your first DUI arrest or if you have been convicted in the past. All of a sudden you are considered a multiple offender, and you could be looking at harsher penalties and a possible felony conviction.
Multiple Drunk Driving Charges
Working with an experienced Georgia DUI attorney ensures the best outcome possible. Tom Barton has been helping individuals with DUI related charges since 1991. If you want to put your life back together and keep the things that are most important to you, then it is imperative that you seek legal representation for this arrest
One thing to keep in mind when faced with multiple DUI arrests is that it will not be the same as last time. When you are not a first time offender, the courts will have more against you and less reason to believe this was just a ‘one time’ mistake. After all, it’s happened before and you should know better. This is why you can expect harsher penalties. The good news, however, is that it is possible to walk away free and clear. Furthermore, you can also reduce your sentence to include probation, community service and possibly even keep your license in some instances. Let Tom Barton explain your options, assess your case and determine the best legal defense strategy to take.
If you are convicted of multiple offenses, you face the following consequences:
- Up to a five-year suspension of your driver’s license
- Required installation for six months of an interlock intermission device that you must pay for
- 240 hours of community service
- Up to twelve months in jail and up to five years in prison if you have been classified as a habitual violator
- If this is your third conviction, then you could be looking at a felony conviction
Increasing Your Chance of Acquittal
If you are arrested for a DUI and this is not your first one, then there are two things you need to do. First of all, contact a Henry DUI attorney as soon as possible. You have ten days to request an administrative hearing or you will lose your driver’s license. Furthermore, having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf can reduce your stress and ensure the best outcome possible.
Second of all, if you are facing a DUI multiple offense conviction you need to immediately begin serious alcohol treatment / rehab. Not only is it the right thing to do, for others and yourself, it can greatly increase your chances in court.
A Substance Abuse Evaluation After a DUI Shows Good Faith to the Court
Asking yourself, “Do I have problem?” is the best first step in improving your life, and your case. It shows you are not being stubborn or in denial. Judges are trained about alcohol rehabilitation. By seeking help, whether you need it or not, shows good faith on your part, and will make my job easier.
Tom Barton can help you on the road to recovery and determine the best treatment plan for you. If you help yourself it will help you, not only with the court … but in life. Contact Tom Barton, an experienced Georgia multiple DUI defense attorney at 770-961-7400. We are available around the clock to answer your questions and assist you with your case.