Experienced Drunk Driving Defense
Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a serious charge, with potentially devastating short- and long-term consequences. If you are facing this charge, you should seek an experienced Peachtree City DUI defense attorney. I am attorney Glen P. Burn, and I have more than 15 years of experience providing criminal defense to residents of Georgia. I will do everything within my power to save your driving privileges, reduce or eliminate possible jail time, and minimize or avoid a criminal record.
Throughout your case, I will be personally available to answer your questions and provide you with updates on the status of your case. Most importantly, I will be totally on your side when it may seem that the forces of the state are all working against you.
DUI and Blood Alcohol
Under Georgia law, drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher are considered to be intoxicated in the eyes of the law. With a BAC of .08 or higher, the police are not required to provide any further proof of impairment. However, the state must prove your BAC beyond a reasonable doubt. Generally, the state uses machines to measure BAC. These machines are not perfect and may be flawed. These cases are not impossible to defend, and you should always consult with a Georgia criminal defense attorney to assess which rights and options may be available.
DUI and Less Safe Drivers
In some DUI arrests there is no blood alcohol measurement available to the prosecution. This may be because a person refused the test or because the results were excluded due to police errors. In these situations, a person may still be convicted of DUI if the state can prove that a person had alcohol in his or her system and was a "less safe driver" as a result. Similarly, in drug DUI cases, the state must show the presence of drugs, prescribed or not, in the system which rendered a person unable to drive safely. There are a number of ways to defend against these types of charges.
Providing an Effective Drunk Driving Defense
It may seem that proving a DUI case is easy for the state. This is not always true. The prosecutor must prove BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT that (1) you were operating a motor vehicle, and (2) your BAC was at .08 or higher, or (3) that you were impaired by alcohol or drugs. Alcohol measuring machines are not perfect, nor are the police when following required procedures. Certain health conditions may result in false indications of impairment. There are cases that should be plea bargained and others that should go to trial. When you come to my Peachtree City law office, I will help you realistically assess your options, formulate a defense strategy and execute it effectively.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Fayetteville DWI Defense Attorney
A drunk driving charge is not impossible to defend against. Contact me, a Peachtree City DUI defense lawyer, online or call 770-487-1202 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. My office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. All major credit cards are accepted.