Yes! Never make the mistake of assuming DUI is just another traffic offense. It can carry serious fines, possible jail time and penalties you may not even be aware of.
The following are a few common misconceptions about DUI and the need for an experienced Alpharetta DUI attorney:
- I'm just going to plead guilty so I don't need a DUI lawyer for that! Never just plead guilty, even if you just drank an entire keg of beer. The state must find you guilty with a preponderance of evidence but evidence gets lost, witnesses move and police leave to take new jobs. You never know what could happen. Plus, even if you know you are guilty, a good DUI lawyer can help to reduce your penalties to a more tolerable level.
- The police said they have me “dead to rights” so there is no point in fighting it. You may not realize this but the police sometimes lie. If they can convince you that you don't have a chance then you won't fight the ticket and the officer doesn't have to go to court. Never take the word of the people that are trying to put you in jail. Have a professional DUI attorney look over your case.
- I'm just going to pay the fines and put this whole business behind me. Fines are not the biggest problem that you are going to face. Depending on how many DUI's you have had, you may go to jail and you will definitely lose your license. The loss of license alone has caused people to lose their jobs and be unable to pay their fines.
- I don't have the money to talk with a DUI attorney. Most attorneys will schedule you for an initial consultation at no charge. If you want to go forward from there, they can set up a payment plan so you can retain their services.
When you've been charged with a DUI in the state of Georgia, call us at The Don Turner Legal Team. Our experienced Alpharetta DUI attorney can help you with your case today!