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Criminal Defense

Being charged with a DUI in Georgia has serious consequences that can negatively impact a person’s personal and professional life for years to come. In turn, this often leads to devastating financial hardship. DUI charges in Georgia result when a driver is accused of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. A DUI can also lead to the filing of criminal charges.

Clark Adams is a criminal defense lawyer in Columbus, GA, that can help you or your loved one with DUI-related criminal defense.

Penalties for DUI-related Criminal Charges in Georgia

In Georgia, criminal charges like those mentioned above typically carry heavy legal penalties. The following are potential penalties for certain DUI-related criminal charges in Georgia:

  • Reckless Driving – Reckless driving charges carry fines up to $1,000 and/or up to a year in jail, as well as license suspension or revocation, depending on circumstances.
  • Vehicular Manslaughter – Vehicular manslaughter is a felony offense in Georgia that carries significant legal penalties. A conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to 20 years, not to mention fines and other legal ramifications.
  • Child Endangerment – A child endangerment conviction can result in imprisonment for up to 5 years, when 3rd offense and fines of up to $10,000, depending on the circumstances.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, GA

At our law firm in Georgia, we offer criminal defense legal services. We also have extensive experience in challenging the validity of blood test results and advocating on behalf of our clients in court. In addition, we provide legal guidance on options for plea bargaining, negotiating reduced sentences, as well as offering representation in court to defend against charges through trial, when necessary.

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges related to DUI, do not wait longer to seek legal representation. Contact Clark Adams today for a consultation and to learn more about how we can help you with your criminal defense case.