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DUI Georgia – How to Beat a DUI

Bubba Head DUI LawyerBy: William C. Head, Atlanta attorney explains 15 crucial “Quality Assessing” factors that help determine the severity of DUI cases.


How to Beat a DUI, Bubba Head


In 1991, William C. Head co-authored the Number 1, best-selling drunk driving book on how to beat a DUI, entitled “101 Ways to AVOID a Drunk Driving Conviction.” Since then, he has handled over 15,000 new DUI cases. What better Georgia attorney could you ask for to advise you on how to win a DUI case?

In a Georgia driving under the influence case, before assessing the possible DUI penalties for any violation of GA drunk driving laws, this checklist assists an accused citizen with a DUI in Georgia to know his or her chances of getting DUI dismissed. Mr. Head and Atlanta DUI lawyers at his DUI law firm know hundreds of ways to beat a DUI, and this article explains some of the foundational issues that go into that skill set.

Beating a DUI – How Is It Done?

Beating a DUI is no easy task. You cannot get consistent winning results with an average DUI lawyer. Every major legal directory like NOLO or Justia or AVVO tell you to hire a DUI lawyer with impeccable credentials and a reputation for trial victories. This does not mean that you will necessarily HAVE to go to trial to “win,” because prosecutors know that their odds of winning against the best lawyers are diminished with a veteran criminal defense attorney at your side. The best DUI lawyers know multiple tried-and-tested methods of how to fight a DUI.

If the criminal case can be won (by trial or the DUI reduced to reckless driving, through a negotiated plea), then some or all of the typical criminal law penalties can be avoided if the criminal charges are reduced from DUI to reckless driving GA.

The starting point of the discussion is whether this is a first DUI or a 2nd DUI of course, but many other tangible and intangible factors will come into play in determining the difficulty level in negotiating a plea to reduced charges, or fighting the DUI case at trial.

Georgia DUI – The 15 Most Important “Quality of Case” Factors

Fifteen (15) primary factors need to be taken into account about assessing the “quality” of a DUI Georgia arrest. Based on each one of these factors, a DUI case can be better or worse, in terms of a DUI lawyer trying to negotiate a DUI in Georgia down to a lesser plea, or fighting the case in court:

  1. Was this a drunk driving accident, and if so, was anyone else injured in any vehicle?
  2. If a DUI accident occurred, is there plentiful liability insurance to FULLY resolve claims?
  3. Is there video and audio footage from a body camera or police car camera?
  4. What admissions or self-incriminatory statements were made that cannot be suppressed?
  5. Was any bad or inappropriate behavior exhibited by our client toward police?
  6. Did the client self-incriminate by attempting to perform any field sobriety tests of any type?
  7. Did the client submit to the optional voluntary roadside, portable breathalyzer test?
  8. Once the officer announced the drunk driving arrest, was there any resistance by our client?
  9. After the Georgia implied consent law notice was read, did the client take or refuse testing?
  10. If the test required by implied consent was taken, what were the numeric results?
  11. After agreeing to take the State’s test, was an independent test demanded and obtained?
  12. If the GA implied consent test was REFUSED, did the officer get a warrant for blood?
  13. Which court, judge, and prosecutor are we going to be encountering at criminal court?
  14. Does your DUI defense lawyer have a proven track record of consistently winning?
  15. Did the drunk driving lawyer for the client protect driving privileges by timely filing an administrative license suspension appeal?

When your DUI defense attorney has made all the right moves on beating a DUI, your chances of success soar. If every criminal defense lawyer knew how to beat DUI charges, then they would be charging top legal fees and have a string of top attorney ratings credentials, like being Board certified in DUI defense and twice being named Atlanta DUI Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in America. The reality is that the best DUI defense strategies come from DUI attorneys who have dedicated their lives and careers to knowing how to get out of a DUI charge in Court.


Do I Need a DUI Lawyer? Searching for The Best DUI Attorney in GA

Some people foolishly try to self-assess their chances of winning the DUI in GA. The operable word here is “FOOLISHLY.” Just reading TRUE DUI case histories with: (1) BAC levels triple the alcohol legal limit, or (2) with a DUI refusal and failing all three NHTSA field sobriety tests, or (3) another drunk driving case report of a DUI checkpoint with a Intoxilyzer breath test double the legal alcohol limit, from two of our previous criminal trials will dissuade you from thinking that you have no chance to beat a DUI in court.

After being arrested for DUI in GA, some people are so depressed that they dwell on their mistake the night before, and not on beating the criminal charges. Fear of the unknown can be a powerful enemy. Our DUI lawyer partners WELCOME comparing criminal attorney comparisons. For example, our law firm has three different law book authors, which is unique in Georgia and possibly in all of America.

Georgia Implied Consent

A successful defense record for all Atlanta DUI attorneys in the law firm must include possessing the ability to neutralize field sobriety test evidence and finding ways to eliminate breath alcohol test results, especially where the “number” is in excess of the legal alcohol limit. Plus, know the LAW is critical, and this entails our DUI attorneys being familiar with every prior appellate decision on Georgia DUI laws and especially the Georgia implied consent law.

Drugged driving cases have grown by 100% in the last 15 years. Sleep driving DUI cases, after taking prescribed medications for insomnia or pain management are up by 400%. Plus, a conviction for DUI-drugs has more devastating DUI penalties in Georgia that a DUI-alcohol case, due to more severe loss of driving privileges and other loss of entitlements (e.g., loss of the GA Hope Scholarship due to a “drugs” conviction).

Each DUI attorney in our law office possesses special training on debunking “drug recognition” officers’ training and roadside tests like the “modified Romberg test” and the less-extensive ARIDE protocols require that our criminal defense lawyers know how to challenge a GBI blood alcohol or drugs test. Each of our Atlanta lawyers are an INSTRUCTOR in the three NHTSA standardized field sobriety tests (SFST), which exceeds the training of most police officers making arrests for DUI in Georgia.

Georgia Implied Consent Blood Test

The best DUI lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia will offer you a FREE attorney consultation, explain how their criminal defense attorneys review your DUI case facts and implement a game plan for winning. Our three Georgia Super Lawyers aggressively represent clients accused of committing crimes through filing and arguing suppression motions. Limit your search to a lawyer for DUI who has achieved legitimate legal industry excellence attorney ratings, and who possesses a track record of proven drunk driving defense results on knowing how to beat a DUI. If our law firm has the RIGHT criminal defense attorney for you, ask our law office about our DUI attorney payment plans.

Call our DUI attorneys NOW, 24-7, for an initial criminal case review and to obtain FREE legal advice: 404-567-5515, or email our criminal justice lawyers.

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