By: Attorney William C. Head
Atlanta DUI arrests exceed all other cities in Georgia. The same is true of other Atlanta traffic ticket cases – Atlanta Traffic Court is #1 in volume of traffic citations issued each month in Georgia. That is why so many drunk driving defense lawyers can be found online. The metropolitan area has well over 100 DUI attorneys. However, not all Atlanta DUI attorneys are capable of winning your case.
Atlanta DUI attorneys follow the cases. Part of the reason for the disproportionate number of drunk driving and drugged driving arrests in Atlanta include these factors:
These special Georgia Highway Patrol units have focused primarily on the “Buckhead” bar area where young, upwardly mobile adults congregate, and where celebrities and sports figures regularly visited to celebrate their notoriety, especially after a victory.
In more recent years, other “divisions” of this special task force known as GSP Nighthawks have serviced multiple areas. One is based in Gwinnett County, and along Interstate 85 and Highway 316 to Athens. One covers Savannah and Statesboro. One is now handling Columbus to Macon. With more GSP Nighthawks working, DUI Georgia lawyers are defending thousands of DUI arrests annually. When a person arrested for driving under the influence is searching for a lawyer for DUI, the metropolitan area has well over 100 DUI attorneys in Atlanta. Fortunately, our DUI law firm is the best among these 100 or so Atlanta DUI attorneys.
Special DUI units also occasionally set up sobriety checkpoints or safety checks on feeder roads that carry a large volume of traffic to the Interstate highways, Highway 400 or Highway 316. These DUI checkpoints are like a large dragnet utilized to pounce on unsuspecting drinking drivers who are on their way home after enjoying their evening. Because the use of a DUI roadblock can be declared unconstitutional, it is very important to retain a top-rated Atlanta attorney once you are arrested.
Although driving while impaired (DUI) is a part of “criminal defense” practice, the special forensic science knowledge and trial skills needed by your DUI lawyer significantly differs from the average Atlanta criminal defense attorney. For example, these 8 topics are never litigated or even mentioned by “garden variety” Atlanta criminal lawyers who do NOT practice DUI:
Much like delicate surgery and selecting the right surgeon, you need to choose your Atlanta DUI attorney like you would select a cardiac surgeon to implant a pacemaker or perform an ablation of your heart muscle. You only get one chance to get it right.
While you may buy the Costco brand of fabric softener sheets, when you are selecting the best Atlanta DUI attorney, look to the proven credentials and experience of your criminal defense attorney.
The following five (5) criteria from proven, criminal practice pinnacle sources — for multiple years — should be part of his or her professional resume. I have listed the RAREST of the credentials first, followed by the others which are easier to obtain:
If you find a traffic attorney with three OR MORE of these top honors, you have found one of the best Georgia criminal defense lawyers available to you. If you find anyone with all 5 of these accolades, you have found someone who can take you through the difficult and treacherous path of fighting a driving under the influence case, especially in the event of trial. Atlanta DUI lawyer Bubba Head has achieved all 5 honors or recognitions.
If you have any questions, our Atlanta DUI law firm is staffed by 24 hour lawyers, who (collectively) have handled over 20,000 DUI cases. Call us now at 404-567-5515, and we will speak with you for a FREE professional consultation. We prefer to meet face-to-face, but your phone call gets the process started. Don’t hesitate to connect with Bubba for a free case evaluation now.