Getting arrested and charged with DUI in the state of Georgia comes with many consequences, both financially, socially, career-wise and it can even affect one’s family life. Even worse, when a Georgia resident is convicted of DUI, the results can mean jail time, community service, loss of driving privileges, and it could even effect one’s parental rights in some cases. Fortunately, many legal strategies exist which can be employed to better the situation of anyone who has been accused of driving under the influence.
On Sept. 1, a Georgia father was pulled over by police for allegedly driving 81 mph in a speed limit area marked 65 mph. According to a police report, the man allegedly told officers he had just been to a house party where he had consumed alcohol. Officers also claimed that the man was swaying back and forth while he performed a field sobriety test and that he was not able to keep his balance.
Three children were in the back of the man’s vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Police asked the man how old his children were and he responded that they were 15, 13, and 11. Police then arrested the man, and made arrangements for his children to be taken home.
The 47-year-old man who was arrested in this incident has a court date scheduled for next month. It must be remembered that even though he was arrested and charged with a crime, he is at this time innocent of all DUI charges and will remain so until and only if he is convicted in a Georgia court of law. Until that moment, he will have the opportunity to employ numerous legal defense techniques to try and get all or some of his charges dropped.
Source: wsbtv.com, Father arrested on DUI charge with 3 kids in backseat, No author, Sept. 19, 2013