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Lawrenceville DUI Attorney

Arrested for DUI? Trust in Our Firm's Experience!

If you or someone you love was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), now is the time to act and work with an attorney who can protect your legal rights and interests. A criminal conviction for this crime, though most frequently charged as a misdemeanor, may have serious consequences such as:

  • Imprisonment
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Other criminal penalties

You will need a lawyer who understands the criminal process as well as the intricacies of breath, blood and field sobriety tests to provide effective counsel.

Fox Firm, P.C. provides the level of hard-hitting legal representation that is necessary in the face of Gwinnett County DUI charges. Located in Lawrenceville, the firm handles cases throughout the surrounding cities and counties. Our criminal defense representation not only takes an aggressive approach but is based on a foundation of personalized, one-on-one service to ensure we address each client's unique needs.

Understanding the Charges Against You

Driving under the influence, is a criminal offense involving operating a motor vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, etc.) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs while the driver is either less safe to drive or when his/her blood alcohol content is 0.08 g/ml or more. If you have been arrested for DUI or need help with any type of traffic case, an attorney is your option as you pursue the following goals:

  • Minimizing fines
  • Avoiding a license suspension
  • Preventing insurance hikes
  • Eliminating jail time

Receiving the DUI Charge

In Georgia, a DUI offense can be charged in one of two ways. You can be charged with DUI “per se”, which means that the amount of alcohol in your blood was above the legal limit or that you had illegal drugs in your system.

You can also be charged with a “less safe” violation, which means that your driving abilities were impaired or you were driving unsafely because of alcohol present in your system. For a “less safe” violation, your blood alcohol concentration need not have exceeded the legal limit of 0.08% - you need only have exhibited signs of intoxication to justify probable cause for arrest (slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, etc.) and have been driving unsafely.

DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Gwinnett County

Most people believe that if they are arrested for DUI they will have no chance of avoiding a conviction. They may have taken a breath test and were charged with drunk driving because the result showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater. They may have agreed to field sobriety tests and were told by the arresting officer that their performance was poor and was a definite indicator of intoxication.

In spite of "failed" field sobriety or breath testing, there are effective defense strategies that a competent criminal defense lawyer will know to employ in order to protect a client from a wrongful conviction. Faulty testing, inexperienced test administrators, mistakes or rights violations may all lead to an effectively challenged DUI case.

Contact a Lawrenceville DUI lawyer at our firm today to learn how we can help you challenge your charges.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Address: 268 West Pike St., Suite A, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046 Phone: (770) 884-7469
Fox Firm, P.C. - Lawrenceville Criminal Defense Lawyer
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