By: Atlanta DUI Attorney and Trial Lawyer Larry Kohn, law firm partner representing clients needing aggressive legal services in Georgia DUI cases
Criminal Defense cases begin by seeing What Criminal Offenses are being accused of. Hundreds of different problems with a person’s Georgia driver’s license may occur, from a points violation, super speeder GA suspension, underage driver suspension by pleading guilty while representing himself or herself, etc. However, most clients calling our law office are facing criminal cases involving driving under the influence accusation, or driver’s license reinstatement.
Our Lawyers for DUI Defense Answer Questions and provide Legal Advice. Our attorneys at law offer all callers a FREE consultation since our attorneys in Atlanta know how stressful and confusing this type of criminal charge can be. Call today for immediate attention.
When Facing Criminal Charges and Administrative License Suspension. Most DUI-related callers need advice about the administrative driver’s license suspension shown on the GA DDS 1205 form. Others may have put a DUI conviction on their record and later realized their mistake when job openings were closed to them, due to their driving history.
If you are trying to unravel one or more issues with the Georgia Department of Driver Services after a DUI conviction or have a pending DUI with a 30-day time frame to act on your breath test refusal or a blood test refusal, our legal professionals can assist you. Our criminal lawyers routinely receive panicked calls from people needing help from DUI lawyers near me.
After every DUI arrest, the officer is SUPPOSED to read legal advisement, called the “Georgia implied consent law” NOTICE. If you REFUSED this testing, your driver’s license was TAKEN, and a piece of paper was given to replace it. RED ALERT!! You are at risk of being BANNED from ALL driving privileges if you don’t act within thirty (30) days after your arrest date.
In a nutshell, Georgia implied consent statute permits an officer to REQUEST (from an arrested DUI driver) a post-arrest test of your:
(or both of these types of tests). Breath alcohol testing is no longer mentioned in the initial part of the implied consent warning, after the ruling in Elliott v. State case in 2019.
Blood or urine testing can determine what substance or substances (e.g., marijuana, illegal drugs like crystal meth, prescription drugs like Xanax, Ambien, and oxycodone) you have in your bloodstream, or in your breath (which yields alcohol ONLY). Blood tests permit the most precise quantitation of all substances if the blood is tested for both alcohol and drugs.
When a DUI accident involves death or serious personal injury, the stakes are very high. State prison time is part of most sentences if convicted. Never simply select a random attorney from a lawyer directory, without closely examining her or his courtroom qualifications.
Occasionally, a DUI arrest of the breadwinner in the family causes domestic issues. When that occurs, our client may need to consult a family law specialist, and we can make that referral. In a few cases, before our DUI defense can be completed, a domestic violence charge may be lodged. This will greatly complicate any driving under the influence case.
Have all your paperwork from the time of your arrest and booking in front of you when you call our DUI lawyers. That will tell our attorneys near me which municipal court, state court, probate court, or recorder’s court your case is docketed in. Few DUI cases are ever docketed in federal courts, leaving Georgia’s state courts to process these criminal cases.
The 7 Busiest Metro Atlanta, GA DDS Offices
All the locations below offer EXTENDED HOURS:
Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Caution: If a State holiday occurs on a Monday or a Friday, be certain to check for SPECIAL HOURS of operation.
Fulton County DDS Offices
DDS/DMV Atlanta GA downtown location
400 Whitehall Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
North Fulton/DMV Alpharetta
11575 Maxwell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Cobb County DMV/DDS Offices
West and Central/Marietta Location
1605 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008
North Cobb/Kennesaw Location
3690 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Gwinnett County DMV Offices
Lawrenceville DDS Office
310 Hurricane Shoals Rd NE
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Norcross DDS/DMV Office
2211 Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, GA 30071
DeKalb County DMV-DDS Office Location
2801 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30034
Beginning in 2023, our 3 law partners will be co-authoring the Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual, a 1600-page “must-have” book for any DUI lawyer in Georgia.
The original edition of the GA DUI laws book was written and self-published by William Head in 1995. Tomson-Reuters, the world’s largest legal book publisher markets this top-selling and very costly DUI book for Georgia lawyers and judges.
Free consultation lawyer. Our law firm has four different metro Atlanta Georgia office locations to give you a FREE lawyer consultation near me. Three are in Fulton County, and one is in Marietta, Cobb County GA. Check out the many LINKS about our Atlanta attorneys who travel statewide to defend our clients.
Check out the background for ex-cop Cory Yager, Board-Certified DUI Lawyer Bubba Head, and me, Larry Kohn. Our credentials speak for themselves, so contact us without further delay.
If our locations aren’t close to your court, our three criminal justice attorneys are glad to refer you to a qualified DUI attorney in a city near your DUI court location. Dial: 404-567-5515, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
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Key Georgia DUI Laws That May Be of Interest
Main DUI statute: O.C.G.A. 40-6-391
Georgia DUI Schools for Risk Reduction DUI classes
Links About Administrative License Suspension in Georgia
Implied Consent Statute: O.C.G.A. 40-5-55
Implied Consent Notice: O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.1 relating to driver’s license suspension or revocation
New Ignition Interlock Option for drivers who refused to take the post-arrest Implied Consent test
Ignition Interlock devices