DUIs are serious
DUIs can be devastating, and often happen to citizens who otherwise never break the law—people who have a drink at dinner with friends, and are driving safely home, but get stopped due to alleged weaving or some other claimed violation. And the punishment is great—jail time for up to 1 year, loss of all driving privileges for 1 to 5 years, thousands of dollars in fines and fees, probation, community service picking up trash, higher insurance premiums, and loss of many jobs. Our attorneys can help you deal with these charges, and get the best results possible on your case.
Under Georgia law, the deck is stacked against someone stopped for DUI. Police are allowed to interrogate the driver without advising of Miranda Rights to remain silent. Police can also request that drivers perform field sobriety tests that are more like gymnastics, both mental and physical, with high standards that cannot be met by most people anywhere at anytime. The police invariably form an opinion that the driver has failed the field sobriety tests, and the person is arrested and taken to jail for more breath testing, or to the hospital for tests of their blood and urine. Our experienced attorneys can expose the unfairness and inaccuracies of these sobriety tests.
DUI laws have become so strict, due to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other special interest groups, that DUI defendants can now get two (2) suspensions of their driver’s license as a result of one (1) arrest. DUI defendants must file a special request for hearing with the Department of Driver Services within 30 days from the date of arrest, or they can lose their driver’s license and all driving privileges for 1 year by governmental / administrative suspension, aside from the suspension that can result in criminal / traffic court. Because the 30 days runs immediately after arrest, and because the consequences are so severe, DUI defendants must hire experienced counsel immediately to protect their rights.
Our experienced attorneys can help you
Our attorneys previously served as a Judge and as prosecutors handling DUIs, and we know DUI law. We know what is written in the books, and we know what works in court. We have many years experience dealing with these cases, filing the necessary motions, and obtaining the relevant evidence, which we carefully analyze to help protect our clients. Although the deck is stacked against a DUI Defendant, we often find facts or legal issues that help our clients have their charges dismissed or reduced without going through the stress, risk and expense of a Jury Trial. In other cases where a plea bargain is not reached, we are ready to fight and win at trial, and have done so many times. Our attorneys are respected by local police, prosecutors, judges, and other representatives of the criminal justice system. We have a direct, straightforward, and successful approach to our cases. Our lawfirm is ready to be your lawfirm. We are ready to help You.
Don’t let a DUI ruin your life. Call Stemberger & Cummins today for a free consultation, and for experienced and effective representation.