DUI: What Do I Need To Know?

If you are pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI, you may feel overwhelmed, intimidated and otherwise confused about what you should do. It is always important to be familiar with your rights when you are facing a serious situation such as drunk driving, but you don't have to shoulder the burden of this yourself.

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 criminal 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.

Attorney Brian Hansford knows what it takes to successfully defend people charged in drunk driving cases. Contact our office today to learn what he can do for you if you're facing criminal charges. 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.

Information For People In DUI Cases

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 level 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.

Contact our office today for a consultation about your DUI arrest. Complete and submit our online contact form or call us at 770-744-1111 to discuss your case; for assistance after hours, please call 678-343-8075.