Winning DUI Defense Strategies
By GA DUI Lawyer Bubba Head
Once you are arrested for DUI, beating a DUI case becomes the most important thing in your life. Most websites that you will visit on Georgia DUI laws will not reveal any history of victories in DUI cases by the attorneys who maintain the websites. Does any DUI lawyer write a book on how to get a DUI dismissed?
Interestingly, how to beat a DUI has been a topic near and dear to the heart of William C. Head, since he wrote the book on “how to beat a DUI” on it in 1991. Since then, he and his DUI attorneys have won thousands of GA DUI cases, including going to trial, where needed.
The number one topic of discussion when a person facing drunk driving charges calls our office is how to get out of a DUI. Beating a DUI in most situations is no easy task. Being able to claim a winning, lifetime record of getting DUI reduced to reckless driving, or getting a DUI dismissed in Georgia, is very rare for criminal defense attorneys dealing with Georgia DUI law.
DUI and reckless driving have completely different elements. This means that driving under the influence (of alcohol or drugs) does not share the “elements” of reckless driving, which generally means driving in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property. When prospective clients come to our law office, we spend a great deal of time explaining how to beat a DUI charge.
But, beyond trying to negotiate a DUI to reckless driving is just ONE way we beat a DUI charge. In fact, Mr. Head has written a checklist of the 11 most common ways that he and his partners have been able to eliminate drunk driving charges for clients arrested for DUI.
Every DUI case is different and every DUI client is special. When a prospective DUI client comes to our DUI law office, the case evaluation that our partners provide is unique to that specific client.
A person arrested for a first DUI offense (misdemeanor) under Georgia’s DUI checkpoint laws will have far different legal challenges than a person on a third DUI who was involved in a DUI accident involving a felony DUI with serious bodily injury or a homicide by vehicle. These two scenarios are given just to show the extremes in types of DUI arrests.
While the client may have the objective of seeing the criminal case reduced to reckless driving, our DUI lawyers are poring over the driving while intoxicated case to determine how much self-incrimination occurred when the police asked the detained driver questions, and then offered the DUI driver the optional, voluntary standardized field sobriety tests.
For most of the cases that proved to be impossible to settle by reducing the DUI to reckless driving, the number one culprit is the words that come out of our clients’ mouths, and their desperate attempt to avoid being arrested for DUI by trying to perform roadside agility exercises that are neither scientific nor reliable.
If pulled over by police, the starting point to beating a DUI is to SHUT UP. Only your full name and address are mandatory, so talking further virtually NEVER helps us win the person’s case. Silence is GOLDEN, and provides the key to beating a DUI.
Don’t hesitate to call us NOW. We will speak to you on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Your case is VERY important, and we can often make the first appearance for you without the need for you to appear, once we are hired. Call our Atlanta DUI lawyers at (404) 567-5515. Let us show you how to beat DUI charges in your case.