The Stigma Of A DUI Conviction Can Have Lasting Effects
Arrest and conviction for driving under the influence are far from just being nuisances. It is a significant crime that has a far-reaching effect on parts of your life that few can imagine. Those with even one DUI conviction, let alone repeat offenders, find themselves explaining their record of substance abuse during job interviews. It is a definite issue if your job ever requires you to obtain a security clearance.
Don't allow a DUI conviction to open up your record to question by others. Attorneys at Perrotta & Cahn know the Georgia DUI laws, and we know those prosecuting and judging these cases. Our mission is to clear your good name. With offices in Cartersville, Calhoun and Dalton, we serve clients accused of DUI throughout north Georgia.
What Are The Penalties For DUI?
Punishment resulting from a DUI conviction varies depending on the case. Here is a short list of what to expect from a DUI conviction:
Crimes Related To DUI
The tragedy associated with DUI cases is that too often innocent people become victims. If you kill or injure someone as a result of driving under the influence, your case suddenly requires the skills of a firm of criminal law attorneys. If the intoxicant proves to be a drug, then the case elevates to drug crimes. Perrotta & Cahn has practiced criminal law and has represented those accused of DUI and drug crimes since 1984.
Field Sobriety Tests
Georgia follows the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's standardized field sobriety tests. If an officer suspects impairment by the driver of a motor vehicle, a series of tests may be administered to determine probable cause of intoxication that may include:
Free Consultation: Protect Your Rights Through The DUI Process
Along with the legal penalties of a DUI conviction, the crime implies a person's lifestyle and sense of responsibility. Defending those accused of DUI is a serious undertaking. There's so much more than the fine and community service at stake. Call our offices at 678-792-4816 immediately or complete our online Contact Us form. The first consultation is free.