Oklahoma DUI Lawyer

There are two types of charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia. The first is “less safe driver.” With this charge, the prosecutor must prove that you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which made you a less safe driver.

A “per se” charge means you had an unlawful blood alcohol content reading (0.05 – 0.08) or unlawful drugs—regardless of the quality of your driving. If the driver is under 21, the blood alcohol level only needs to be 0.02 for a per se charge.

A DUI in Georgia is a misdemeanor on the first and second offenses and an aggravated misdemeanor on the third offense. The charge stays on the driver's record for life.

After the DUI Arrest

The policeman arresting you must read the “Implied Consent Notice” and then ask you to submit to a test of your blood (for alcohol), breath or urine (for drugs). You have the right to refuse to take the test, but your driver's license will be suspended for several years if you do.

You have 10 business days from the date of arrest to request an Administrative Law Hearing and contest the loss of your driver's license. This hearing is not the same as your court trial. It is essential that you retain a Georgia DUI lawyer to represent you. If you do not request a timely hearing, your driver's license will be suspended for one to five years on the 31st day after your arrest.

Consequences of DUI Conviction

Conviction for DUI in Georgia means a mandatory jail term and loss of your driver's license, even on a first offense. It also will trigger an increase or cancellation of your car insurance. The penalty for causing a death while DUI can be up to 15 years in prison. The judge can also force you to install an ignition interlock device in your car, conduct community service and pay fines.

How Can a DUI Lawyer Help?

In any case where the law is complex, it is crucial that the defendant be represented by a Georgia DUI lawyer who is expert in the law. The use of a lawyer can make or break your chances of being convicted and punished and can help to lower the charges and the punishment. The DUI lawyer will first examine the facts and then identify any legal issues that might help you win the case.

By Kathleen Goolsby           


 

Locate an Oklahoma DUI Lawyer:

William H. Bock, Inc.
6402 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116

Thomas W. Hosty, P.C.
204 N. Robinson, Suite 1717, P.O. Box 20685
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73156-0685

Stockwell Law Offices, A Professional Corporation
119 East Main Street, P.O. Box 519
Norman, Oklahoma 73070

Smith Law Office, P.C.
104 East Eufaula
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Rodney D. Watson & Associates, P.C.
The Republic Building, 401 West Main, Suite 310
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Mendros Law Office, PLLC
The Hightower Building, 105 N. Hudson, Suite 540
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

McBride Law Firm
204 North Robinson, Suite 3030
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Law Office of Melissa DeLacerda
301 South Duck, P.O. Box 1252
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076

Lance Boyd Phillips
1 North Hudson, Suite 700
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Kent Eldridge, P.C.
1100 North Shartel
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103-2618

Kendall W. Johnson, P.C.
601 South Boulder, Suite 600
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

John B. Albert
204 North Robinson, Suite 3030
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

James W. Todd, PLLC
1 N. Hudson, Suite 850
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Garrison, Brown, Carlson & Buchanan, PLLC
530 Southeast Delaware, P.O. Box 1217
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003

Francy Law Firm
1861 East 15th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-4610

Francy Law Firm
110 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012

Fabian & Associates, Inc., P.C.
228 Robert S. Kerr, Suite 700
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Douglas L. Parr
228 Robert S. Kerr, Suite 550
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

D. Scott Pappas
808 South Main, Suite 304, P.O. Box 1101
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074

Coyle Law Firm
119 North Robinson, Suite 320
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Cole Law Firm
816 E. 6th Street, Suite 100
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120

Cinocca & Associates, P.C.
9710 E. 55th Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146

Charles Bryan Alred, P.C.
3242 East 30th Place Suite B
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

Bright Law Firm
204 N. Robinson, Suite 2625
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Atkins & Markoff
9211 Lake Hefner Parkway Suite 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120


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