When you're facing DUI charges, it might seem like walking away without a sentence is next to impossible. However, DUI penalties can be harsh, and an aggressive defense strategy could save you from time in jail or losing your driver's license. At Daniels and Rothman, P.C., we try to win every case, even those that may seem likely to end in conviction.
The House of Representatives in Georgia is currently reviewing new legislation that would require an ignition interlock device to be installed in motor vehicles of those convicted of DUI. The law would specifically apply to those convicted of DUI first offense who had blood alcohol levels of 0.15 or more. It would also apply to Georgia drivers who refuse breathalyzer and/or field sobriety tests.
Many people have likely heard of smart phone applications designed to help prevent DUI violations. However, Georgia residents who have never been arrested and charged with DUI could be in danger of finding themselves charged with DUI first offense if they rely on one of these applications. Indeed, according to one employee of a Georgia sheriff's office, drivers are better off deleting sobriety apps from their phones altogether in favor of drinking more responsibly.