Governments continue to invite restaurants and bars to have parking lots, while stopping mass transportation systems from running when those bars and restaurants close. People continue to drink with their dinners, and at special celebratory events, and then get arrested while driving home for operating a motor vehicle within three hours of having consumed alcohol. And cities, counties, and towns continue to levy fines and court cost against drivers for having been cited by law enforcement with DUI. This charge, irrespective of whether you are guilty or not, is one of the most expensive charges a person can be accused of involving a motor vehicle. Aside from the fine, there are tow truck fees, bail, bond, and jail fees that have to be paid, and attorney’s fees to be suffered. If you either plead guilty or are found guilty of DUI, in addition to the societal stigma, and negative impact on your lifetime Georgia driving record, you may also be subjected to a higher insurance premium irrespective of whether you demonstrated any impairment while on the road. And did I mention the fact that your voluntary use of alcohol is not required.
In Georgia a person can be found guilty of DUI through the use of prescription or other illicit drugs, use of glues or aerosols, drinking an alcohol beverage, or any combination of the above. Once cited, and before any adjudication of guilt is undertaken, the State may seek to disallow your ability to drive on its roads, unless you both give it some money, and successfully petition and obtain the withdrawal or recension of that forthcoming suspension. I have been assisting operators of motor vehicles in avoiding some or all of the consequences associated with having been cited with DUI since 2004, and can’t wait to assist you too.