DUI Defense Frequently Asked Questions

After a DUI arrest, many people are overwhelmed by the severity of the situation and the impact it could have on their life. At Lowendick Law Office, we provide aggressive and experienced DUI defense to drivers throughout Georgia. We are knowledgeable in the most effective strategies for overcoming charges and avoiding a conviction or achieving the best possible outcome.

If you have been arrested for DUI or driving under the influence, call our Lawrenceville law offices today.

Am I going to lose my license?

Following a DUI arrest, you could lose your license for two separate reasons. First, if you're convicted of the DUI, you could face up to a year's license suspension. Second, in the time between the arrest and the trial, you could face an automatic license suspension. You must request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest to avoid this suspension.

Contact our office immediately to learn how we can fight to protect your license for either of these suspensions.

Am I going to go to jail?

If this is your first offense, you are in little danger of spending time in jail. Our attorneys are experienced in handling such cases and will fight to keep you from spending any more time in jail.

If this is a repeat offense, you could be looking at months or years behind bars. Repeat and felony DUI cases are serious and require the skilled legal guidance of a law firm that knows the most effective strategies for confronting the charges and reaching an advantageous outcome.

Were my rights violated?

From the moment you drive past the police officer, you have rights that police officers must legally uphold. The police officer must have probable cause to pull you over, such as an actual driving violation. After pulling you over, the police officer must have a reason to suspect that you could be under the influence before asking you to step out of the car and take a field sobriety test.

Throughout the arrest process, the driver has rights. This includes how checkpoints are handled, tests administered, statements are taken, blood work is collected and the driver is handled by police. If law enforcement strays from protocol and violates your rights, you could have a defense against the charges and a reason for having the case thrown out.

Our attorneys will conduct a detailed investigation of why you were pulled over and how you were arrested to ensure that your rights were not violated. We are experienced in finding ways in which our clients were treated unconstitutionally and having their cases thrown out.

Will this ruin my future?

A DUI arrest does not have to ruin your future. With proper criminal defense representation, you can fight the charges against you or have them minimized to the best possible outcome given the details of the case.

Our lawyers will also advise you of your options for expungement and having the incident wiped from your criminal record.