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DUI Georgia – How to Beat a DUI

By: Bubba Head, DUI Lawyer Atlanta

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.

Our Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Atlanta DUI Specialists

How to Beat a DUIDUI book author William C. “Bubba” Head, Atlanta criminal defense lawyer and Board-Certified drunk driving defense expert attorney, or one of the other law partners at our Atlanta law office, who are also specialists, can assist you on a first DUI offense, or even a 2nd DUI in GA.

So, call our DUI law firm partners, Larry Kohn, Cory Yager, or Bubba Head for help on any drunk driving case in Georgia. Our veteran team of Atlanta criminal defense lawyers approach every case as an opportunity for beating a DUI.

If you need a 24-hour lawyer, call us now for immediate help.  Call us at (404) 567-5515. Our FREE professional criminal case assessment is worth your time and energy. If winning is your objective, call our Georgia DUI law firm today.


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