Preparing To Defend Your Case

Drunk driving charges can result in serious repercussions in Georgia. If you are facing a DUI, you may end up with such penalties as fines, community service and jail time. You might also lose your driver's license. The Lowendick Law Office knows that a drunk driving conviction stays on your record, and may affect your ability to get an education or hold a job for years to come.

After An Arrest

We recommend that you take the following five steps to protect your legal interests and build the best defense possible:

  • Consider hiring an attorney: You have the right to be represented in court and to tell your side of the story.
  • Contact the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings: You will need to request a hearing with this office to prevent the suspension of your driver's license.
  • Determine whether the traffic stop itself was valid: If law enforcement did not have a legal right to pull you over, the prosecution may not have a viable case against you.
  • Question the validity of the field sobriety or breath test: Sobriety tests are not always accurate. Studies have shown they can be influenced by factors such as your age, health condition and exposure to certain substances.
  • Explore your court options: You will want to know the different options available to you, including pleading your innocence, pleading no contest to the charges or negotiating a plea bargain.

It is important to have a strong defense against drunk driving charges. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, a lawyer may be able to help you get some penalties reduced or dropped, thereby allowing you to move on with your life.

Your Interests At Heart

We will make every effort to handle your case in a thorough, personal and timely manner. To schedule a free initial consultation, fill out our online form, or call our office at 770-338-8300. We accept clients in Lawrenceville, Decatur, Stone Mountain and DeKalb County.