DUI: What Do I Need To Know?

Here are some common questions that people who have been arrested in Cumming or around the Atlanta metro area may have.

Can I be arrested even if I'm not over the legal limit?

Even if your blood alcohol concentration is under .08 — the standard for a DUI charge — you could still be arrested for exhibiting behavior that a law enforcement officer interprets as dangerous. This might occur even if you've only had a single drink or have taken other substances such as marijuana, narcotics or even medications prescribed to you by a doctor.

Will I lose my license for a first-offense DUI?

Proceedings to revoke your driver's license can begin almost immediately after your arrest. You could have a difficult time getting it back if you don't respond quickly to this action.

What kind of penalties could I face?

In Georgia, punishment for DUI convictions, even if it's your first, can be severe. You could face fines, jail time, loss of your driving privileges and even a permanent criminal record. That's why it's important to consult with a lawyer who knows DUI laws and how to use them to a client's advantage.

Speak With An Attorney Today

At Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, we know that people who have never even had so much as a brush with the law in Georgia can find themselves facing DUI charges. That's why our criminal defense attorney, Brian Hansford, will work closely with you to analyze your situation and challenge your case to give you the best chance at a positive result.

Contact our office today or call 770-744-1111 to learn what he can do for you. You can reach us after hours at 678-343-8075.

In addition to our Cumming office, we have a new location in Roswell in the Gilbert House at 38 Sloan Street that is available by appointment.