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DUI Defense

A driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Georgia means that the driver has been accused of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Specifically, if a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit of 0.08% while operating a vehicle, they can be charged with a DUI. However, a person can also be charged with a DUI even if their BAC is below the legal limit but they are deemed to be impaired by drugs or alcohol while driving.

Penalties for DUI in Georgia

Penalties for a DUI conviction in Georgia are based on multiple factors, such as the driver’s BAC, any prior DUI convictions, and other aggravating circumstances like accidents or injuries caused while driving under the influence. A first-time DUI conviction in Georgia may result in fines of up to $1,000, license suspension for up to 12 months, and a jail sentence of up to 12 months.

In addition, a judge may order community service and alcohol or drug evaluation for the convicted offender. For subsequent DUI convictions, the penalties are much more severe and may include longer license suspensions, higher fines, longer jail sentences, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on the offender’s vehicle.

DUI Defense Attorney in Columbus, GA

Clark Adams in Georgia offers representation for cases involving DUI blood testing and DUI drugs, in addition to general DUI defense services. Blood tests are frequently used to determine a driver’s BAC, but they can be unreliable and improperly administered, which may lead to inaccurate results. Clark Adams has extensive experience in challenging the validity of blood test results and advocating for his clients in court.

He also has experience in defending cases involving DUI drugs, which can be particularly complicated due to the lack of standardized field sobriety tests for drug impairment. Clark Adams stays updated on the latest developments in DUI drug defense and work diligently to protect his client’s rights and interests in each case. Contact Clark Adams today, your criminal defense lawyer in Columbus, GA, for your DUI defense.