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Comprehensive Representation in Cumming, as well as Fulton & Forsyth Counties

Though driving under the influence (DUI) is not typically a criminal offense in Georgia, law enforcement officers and traffic courts take these charges seriously.

Under Georgia statutes, a person commits a DUI offense if they are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, an aerosol or other toxic vapor, or any combination of the above “to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive.” Proving that extent is the prosecution’s goal.

Can a Lawyer Really Help with DUI?

It is possible the terms of your sentence could be minimized regarding severity with the help of an attorney. If you are innocent, such as not drinking at all, but still failed the field sobriety test, then you should work with a DUI lawyer, who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact Brian Hansford Law today for a free in-person consultation on your DUI case. Reach out to our Alpharetta DUI lawyer at (678) 647-6444 or fill out our online contact form.

Blood Alcohol Level

If an individual is found to have an alcohol level of .08% or more in their blood, breath, or urine, the person will be convicted of a DUI. It’s also possible to be convicted based on police evidence alone, though that is much less likely if you have a solid legal defense.

Georgia DUI Limit

Under Georgia's DUI laws there are three separate legal limits when it comes to Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).

  • For driver's under the age of 21, the legal limit is .02%
  • For commercial drivers, the legal limit is .04%
  • For anyone driving a non-commercial vehicle and over 21 the legal limit is .08%

Is a DUI a Felony or a Misdemeanor?

In Georgia, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on certain circumstances, such as prior convictions, the offense's severity, and any injury or death resulting from the DUI.

A first or second DUI offense within ten years is typically classified as a misdemeanor. A third or subsequent offense, or a DUI resulting in serious injury or death, may be charged as a felony or a high and aggravated misdemeanor. A fourth or subsequent conviction is a felony.

It's important to note that penalties for DUI offenses can vary widely depending on the case's specific circumstances, including the defendant's criminal history, blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and other factors.

In addition to jail time and fines, you may have to complete community service, a substance abuse treatment program, or a clinical evaluation. If a child younger than 14 was in the vehicle, a charge of endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be added.

Call an Alpharetta DUI Attorney

At Brian Hansford Law, we have a history of helping individuals fight DUI charges. We believe each case deserves fair consideration in court, and we are here to make sure you get it.

Learn more by calling a DUI lawyer in Alpharetta at (678) 647-6444.

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Why Brian Hansford Law?

  • First Class Representation

    At Brian Hansford Law, you get a defense team that will give you their undivided attention to your case. We take the time to understand your situation and meticulously prepare your case in an effort to achieve the best possible result.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Having been a former prosecutor, Brian Hansford understands both sides of the criminal justice system. This experience helps him design an effective defense for his clients.

  • Fierce Trial Attorney

    Many attorneys are afraid to go to trial - NOT US! We aggressively prepare every case as if it will go to trial.

  • 20 Years of Experience

    There's no substitution for experience. With 20 years of practicing law, our team has handled all kinds of charges from misdemeanors to some of the most complex and serious crimes.

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