What You Need To Know About DUIs
If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving, the steps you take today can have a large impact on your case’s outcome. At Daniels & Rothman, we have helped countless drivers in Athens and the surrounding communities defend against DUI charges. We know you have concerns about breathalyzer tests and the penalties attached to DUI convictions, which is why we are providing answers to frequently asked DUI questions below.
We invite you to read our answers below. Then, call 706-621-5166 to arrange your free DUI consultation.
Are DUI charges serious?
Yes. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, the charges are serious. If you are convicted, your license will be suspended, you will need to pay court fees and fines, and you may face jail time. Your insurance rates will also skyrocket. Fighting these charges can help you keep your record clean and protect your driving privileges.
Will I lose my driver’s license?
In Georgia, even first-time offenders have their licenses suspended when they are convicted of a DUI. Your license could be suspended for 12 months for a first-offense DUI. Repeat offenders face longer suspensions – a three-year suspension for a second offense and a five-year suspension for a third offense. Losing your license affects your ability to get to work, run errands and transport your kids to school. When your driving privileges are at risk, it is critical to combat these charges.
What if the breathalyzer was wrong?
It is not uncommon for breathalyzer tests to record inaccurate readings. The machine may not be calibrated correctly. The machine may be old or unreliable. Radio interference may have affected the machine’s circuitry, leading to false readings.
Our DUI attorney, Jeffrey Rothman, knows how to attack breathalyzer test results in court – and win. He has been successfully representing clients facing DUI charges for decades. You can depend on him to scrutinize the results of your breathalyzer test when he takes your case and builds a strong argument for you.
Do I need an attorney to fight a DUI?
Retaining an attorney to fight DUI charges is a smart decision. Georgia’s legal process and its DUI laws are complex, and it can be overwhelming to navigate this system if you do not have a legal background. When your driving privileges are on the line, don’t hope that the prosecutor will offer you a favorable deal. Lawyer Rothman will help you fight the charges.
Charged With A DUI? Contact Us Today!
Time is not on your side when you have been arrested or charged with a DUI. Get skilled legal representation today. Contact Daniels & Rothman to speak with an experienced DUI attorney. You can easily reach us online or over the phone at 706-621-5166.