A conviction for DUI may have a number of seriously negative consequences for a defendant in Cumming, Georgia. This may include license suspension, heavy fines, imprisonment, probation and mandatory drug counseling or rehabilitation. In view of these harsh penalties, it is important to work with a Cumming DUI lawyer who can protect your legal rights and interests. You may be able to avoid a conviction, but it will take an experienced and aggressive attorney to seek the best possible outcome to your case.
Drunk driving cases are unique in that they involve a particular type of evidence and legal proceedings. A defendant may face evidence based on performance on field sobriety tests (used to determine whether the driver's abilities were impaired by alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the alleged offense) and a breath or blood test (used to determine the driver's blood alcohol level). Your DUI lawyer needs to understand the ins and outs of these tests and the proper procedure to be followed by law enforcement to support their validity in court proceedings. Your attorney also should be experienced in handling ALS hearings, as you will face automatic driver's license suspension in conjunction with a failed or refused breath/blood test after a Cumming DUI arrest. You will have the opportunity to challenge the suspension at this hearing; having a competent lawyer by your side will greatly increase your chances of keeping your license.
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It is important to remember that there are a number of viable defense strategies that may be used to challenge DUI charges. The approach used in your case will vary depending on the evidence against you and a number of other factors, but with our more than 20 years of experience and our strong commitment to our clients, the team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is ready to make a difference in your case.
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