The 2020 Holiday Season is among us and many of us are most certainly going to enjoy celebrating with friends and family. The Holidays are often full of excitement and entertainment and the festivities will likely continue as usual in Georgia for 2020 celebrations. Although we all will probably be implementing COVID-19 safety measures, there are other potential nightmares that we should safeguard ourselves from. Not doing so could turn the joyful holiday cheer into a nightmare before Christmas if you are charged with a DUI in GA. It is easy to get caught up in the scenery, excitement, hustle and bustle of the Holidays but it is very important that we remember to celebrate responsibly. Driving under the influence in Georgia can be a danger to ourselves and others if we truly are impaired. A DUI arrest can also result in a very costly ordeal that can not only include hefty fines, increased insurance premiums, suspended driving privileges, and points on your driver’s license but could also include jail time! Read that again, under Georgia’s DUI Laws a DUI charge has the potential to send you to jail for a period of time. Bearing all of this in mind, if you are pulled over for driving under the influence, there are certain actions you should take during this type of traffic stop. Also, if you are subsequently charged with a DUI in Georgia, you need to contact the Don Turner Legal Team for a Free Consultation to discuss how to properly handle your DUI arrest case with an experienced lawyer.
What should I do if stopped for a DUI in GA?
First things first, be polite when stopped for a DUI in Georgia. Law enforcement officers may be looking for suspicious behavior such as being overly defensive. The best course of action is to remain calm and to remain quiet. Again, if you’re stopped by an officer remain cool, calm, and collected. Even if you have had a drink, this does not necessarily mean that you are driving under the influence, nor does it mean you are guilty of a DUI in the state of Georgia.
What are the different types of DUI Arrest Charges in Georgia?
The Georgia law does not specifically state that it is illegal to drink and drive. However, we absolutely recommend that you avoid ever doing so. If an officer has a suspicion that you are under the influence, you may be arrested and charged with a DUI and perhaps even additional charges relating to the traffic stop. Legally speaking, the general point of interest for the officer when you are stopped for a DUI is to determine whether or not you are a less safe driver due to alcohol or drug consumption. This is typically determined through a series of road side tests administered by the officer in combination with the officer’s visual assessment of your condition. If the officer suspects or concludes that you are under the influence, you may be arrested and charged with a DUI. If you are charged with a DUI in Georgia, the potential consequences of a DUI can vary dramatically depending on the circumstance and type of DUI charge you are arrested for. Also, if you have had previous DUI charges in Georgia you could be in for a real nightmare without an experienced DUI attorney. A DUI could also result in a serious felony offense in some situations.
It is our greatest wish at Don Turner Legal Team that your 2020 Holiday Season be fun-filled with all of the excitement and magic one can expect in this most wonderful time of the year. But we all understand that life doesn’t always go as planned and we’re here to help. We hope that this insight through our experience has been helpful and are here to help should you need to reach out to us. Even through the holidays, our #1 priority is to offer all of our clients the dedicated support, attention, and care for their specific legal situations.
Contact Don Turner Legal Team today for a Free Consultation to discuss your case & charges related to a DUI arrest in Georgia.