Helping You Overcome A DUI Charge
A drunk driving conviction can lead to incarceration, probation, fines and community service. A criminal conviction is not something that you want on your record. Whether you have been charged with your first offense or multiple DUI offenses, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney who is ready to advocate for you.
The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, in Atlanta has represented clients in the metro area for more than a decade. Attorney Ashley McCartney has a firm grasp of criminal law. She and her team will do their best to get a DUI charge reduced or dismissed. As a skilled negotiator and experienced litigator, she knows how to get your case resolved.
Severe Penalties Include Prison And Fines
The penalty for a first DUI offense may include up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and your license suspended for a year. With additional DUI convictions, the penalties get steeper. A second offense includes similar penalties along with a three-year license suspension. A third offense would include fines of up to $5,000 and a five-year suspension of your license. A fourth offense is considered a felony with a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Here are some steps to take if you are pulled over for drunk driving:
- Cooperate with the officer and remain courteous and polite. Do not make any sudden or threatening moves.
- Politely decline to answer any incriminating questions such as, “Have you been drinking?”
- You can refuse to take a Breathalyzer test. However, Georgia’s implied consent law declares that drivers must submit to chemical tests in order to determine whether they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A refusal by the driver will lead to his or her driver’s license being suspended for a year.
Be careful when you drive. And if yourself arrested for DUI, reach out to Ms. McCartney, who will do her best to help you in your case.
We Are Ready To Fight For You; Call Now
A drunk driving conviction can lead to serious consequences. Jail time, steep fines and probation, along with damage to your personal and professional reputation, are all possibilities. If you feel cornered, it is crucial to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, in Atlanta is prepared to advocate for you. For consultations, please contact us or call 404-874-0240.