A DUI charge can happen to virtually anyone, even someone who has never drunk a sip of alcohol or taken a single drug in his or her life. It is not unheard of for a police officer to make a mistake and arrest someone inappropriately. In fact, it is a common occurrence in Georgia. In such cases, a strategically formulated DUI defense can often reveal the mistake made by the police officer who made the arrest and the individual who was accused of the crime will walk free of the charges.
Late last month, state police arrested three different drivers and charged them with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in Putnam County, Georgia. The police also arrested a man who was riding with one of these men and charged him with possession of drugs. All of these men were arrested and taken to jail. However as of Sept. 12, three of them had been released after paying their bonds.
The specifics of the arrests are as follows. On Aug. 24, a trooper arrested a 48-year-old man and charged him with failure to stay in his lane and DUI. On Aug. 25, a 46-year-old man was arrested on allegations of DUI after being pulled over for not using his seatbelt and he showed what the officer believed were signs of impairment. On Aug. 27, a 58-year-old man was arrested after being pulled over and testing with a blood alcohol level of 0.086 percent.
Georgia residents who are accused of driving under the influence must remember that they are still innocent of the crimes and they will not be guilty until and only if a jury of their peers convicts them. A strategically and intelligently planned DUI defense can be enormously beneficial to anyone facing charges of driving under the influence. In the best of cases, the accused can get all of their charges dropped. In other cases, a plea bargain can be reached to achieve a lesser punishment and/or a sentence of community service in lieu of more serious punishment.
Source: MSGR.com, State troopers arrest 3 on DUI charges, No author, Sept. 12, 2013